tarsometatarsus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from tarsus + -o- + metatarsus Date: 1854 the large compound bone of the tarsus of a bird; also the segment of the limb it supports

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  • Tarsometatarsus — Tar so*met a*tar sus, n.; pl. {Tarsometatarsi}. [NL.] (Anat.) The large bone next the foot in the leg of a bird. It is formed by the union of the distal part of the tarsus with the metatarsus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tarsometatarsus — [tär΄sō met΄ə tär′ səs] n. [ TARSO + METATARSUS] the large bone in the lower part of a bird s leg, connecting the tibia with the toes …   English World dictionary

  • Tarsometatarsus — The tarsometatarsus is a bone that is found in the lower leg of certain tetrapods, namely birds.It is formed from the fusion of several bones found in other types of animals, and homologous to the mammalian tarsal (ankle) and metatarsal (foot)… …   Wikipedia

  • Tarsometatarsus — Der Fuß der Vögel weist eine Reihe von baulichen Besonderheiten zum Fuß der übrigen Wirbeltiere auf. Die Anzahl der Zehen schwankt artspezifisch zwischen zwei und vier, letzteres ist die Regel. Der Vogelfuß ist zumeist unbefiedert und mit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tarsometatarsus — Скелет голубя, цевка обозначена цифрой 8 Цевка (лат. tarsometatarsus) одна из костей ноги птиц, расположенная между голенью и пальцами; образуется слиянием 3 й пяточной кости с тремя средними (2 4 й) сросшимися по длине плюсневыми костями. У… …   Википедия

  • Tarsometatarsus — pastaibis statusas T sritis kaulai atitikmenys: lot. Tarsometatarsus ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kaulai siauresnis terminas – artimasis pastaibio galas siauresnis terminas – artimasis pastaibio galas siauresnis terminas – hipotarsis siauresnis… …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • Tarsometatarsus — pastaibis statusas T sritis topografinė išorės anatomija atitikmenys: lot. Tarsometatarsus ryšiai: platesnis terminas – koja …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • tarsometatarsus — tarsometatarsal, adj. /tahr soh met euh tahr seuhs/, n., pl. tarsometatarsi / suy, see/. Ornith. the large bone in the lower leg of a bird with which the toe bones articulate, formed by the fusion of tarsal and metatarsal bones. [1850 55; TARSO + …   Universalium

  • tarsometatarsus — noun The large bone next the foot in the leg of a bird. It is formed by the union of the distal part of the tarsus with the metatarsus …   Wiktionary

  • tarsometatarsus — tar·so·metatarsus …   English syllables

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