I. adjective Date: 1817 1. of or relating to the tarsus 2. being or relating to plates of dense connective tissue that serve to stiffen the eyelids II. noun Date: 1881 a tarsal part (as a bone or cartilage)

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  • Tarsal — Tar sal, a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the tarsus (either of the foot or eye). n. A tarsal bone or cartilage; a tarsale. [1913 Webster] {Tarsal tetter} (Med.), an eruptive disease of the edges of the eyelids; a kind of bleareye. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tarsal — ● tarsal, tarsale, tarsaux adjectif Relatif au tarse des vertébrés tétrapodes, des insectes. tarsal, ale, aux [taʀsal, o] adj. ÉTYM. 1842; de tarse. ❖ ♦ Zool. Du tarse, qui se rapporte au tarse …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tarsal — [tär′səl] adj. [< ModL tarsus (see TARSUS) + AL] of the tarsus of the foot or the tarsi of the eyelids n. a tarsal bone or plate: see SKELETON …   English World dictionary

  • Tarsal — Tar sal, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Tercel}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tarsal — could refer to:*tarsus (skeleton) (skeleton) *tarsus (eyelids) (eye) …   Wikipedia

  • tarsal — Relativo o perteneciente al tarso. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • tarsal — tarsal, ale (tar sal, sa l ) adj. Le même que tarsé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • tarsal — tarsál adj. m., pl. tarsáli; f. sg. tarsálă, pl.tarsále Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • tarsal — 1817, from Mod.L. tarsalis, from L. tarsus (see TARSUS (Cf. tarsus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tarsal — Anatomy & Zoology ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the tarsus. ► NOUN ▪ a bone of the tarsus …   English terms dictionary

  • tarsal — /tahr seuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the tarsus of the foot. 2. pertaining to the tarsi of the eyelids. n. 3. a tarsal bone, joint, or the like. [1810 20; TARS(US) + AL1] * * * ▪ bone       any of several short, angular bones that in humans… …   Universalium

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