See also: Tarsus

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Borrowed from New Latin tarsus.

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tarsus (plural tarsi)

  1. (anatomy, zootomy) The part between the main part of the hindlimb and the metatarsus in terrestrial vertebrates.
    1. (anatomy) A group of small bones in this part of the foot. The seven bones of the human tarsus form the ankle and upper part of the foot.
      Hyponyms: talus, calcaneus, navicular bone, cuboid bone, lateral cuneiform bone, intermediate cuneiform bone, medial cuneiform bone
    2. (zootomy) The shank or tarsometatarsus of the leg of a bird or reptile.
    3. (zootomy) The true foot or the fifth joint of the leg of an insect or other arthropod, typically consisting of several small segments and ending in a claw.
  2. (anatomy) A plate of dense connective tissue found in each eyelid, attached to either the superior tarsal muscle (in the upper eyelid) or inferior tarsal muscle (lower eyelid), which aid with sympathetic control.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek τᾰρσός (tarsós, the flat of the foot; the edge of the eyelid and its lashes).

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NounEdit

tarsus m (genitive tarsī); second declension (New Latin)

  1. (anatomy) The flat part of the foot.
  2. (anatomy) The edge of the eyelid.

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Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tarsus tarsī
Genitive tarsī tarsōrum
Dative tarsō tarsīs
Accusative tarsum tarsōs
Ablative tarsō tarsīs
Vocative tarse tarsī

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  • English: tarsus