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tarsus n : the part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus and the leg; in human beings the bones of the ankle and heel collectively [also: tarsi (pl)]

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  1. The part of the foot between the tibia and fibula and the metatarsus.
  2. Any of the seven bones in this part of the foot.

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Extensive Definition

Tarsus (from the Greek ταρσός, for "flat basket") may refer to:
tarsus in Aragonese: Tarso
tarsus in Danish: Tarsus (flertydig)
tarsus in German: Tarsus
tarsus in Spanish: Tarso
tarsus in French: Tarse
tarsus in Italian: Tarso
tarsus in Latin: Tarsus
tarsus in Dutch: Tarsus
tarsus in Portuguese: Tarso

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ankle, bayonet legs, bowlegs, calf, cnemis, drumstick, foreleg, gamb, gambrel, gigot, ham, hind leg, hock, jamb, knee, leg, limb, podite, popliteal space, scissor-legs, shank, shin, stems, stumps, trotters
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