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tarsus

tar·sus

tarsus

 
pronunciation:
tar ss
part of speech: noun
inflections: tarsi
definition 1: the group of seven bones of which the human ankle is composed.
definition 2: a small plate of connective tissue along the rim of the eyelid that helps shape and stiffen it.
definition 3: the group of bones forming the equivalent of the ankle in the hind legs of four-footed animals.
definition 4: the lower, segmented section of an insect's leg.