basitarsus
n.; pl. -si [Gr. basis, base; tarsos, flat of the foot]
(ARTHROPODA)
1. The proximal division of a tarsus; the metatarsus.
2. In Chelicerata, separated from the telotarsus by the basitarsal ring or scissure; basitarsal adj..

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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