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Tarsusn. [NL., fr. Gr. the flat of the foot, the edge of the eyelid. Cf. 2d Tarse.].
  •  The ankle; the bones or cartilages of the part of the foot between the metatarsus and the leg, consisting in man of seven short bones.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The foot of an insect or a crustacean. It usually consists of form two to five joints.  [1913 Webster]


Tarsus, n. (pl. tarsi)
1 a the group of bones forming the ankle and upper foot. b the shank of a bird's leg. c the terminal segment of a limb in insects.
2 the fibrous connective tissue of the eyelid.

mod.L f. Gk tarsos flat of the foot, rim of the eyelid



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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