tarsus
noun (plural tarsi) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek tarsos wickerwork mat, flat of the foot, ankle, edge of the eyelid; akin to Greek tersesthai to become dry — more at thirst Date: circa 1615 1. the part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus and the leg; also the small bones that support this part of the limb 2. the tarsal plate of the eyelid 3. the distal part of the limb of an arthropod 4. tarsometatarsus

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  • tarsus — ► NOUN (pl. tarsi) 1) the group of small bones in the ankle and upper foot. 2) Zoology the shank of the leg of a bird or reptile. ORIGIN Greek tarsos flat of the foot, the eyelid …   English terms dictionary

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