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tarsal

[tahr-suh l] /ˈtɑr səl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the tarsus of the foot.
2.
pertaining to the tarsi of the eyelids.
noun
3.
a tarsal bone, joint, or the like.
Origin of tarsal
1810-1820
1810-20; tars(us) + -al1
Related forms
intertarsal, adjective
posttarsal, adjective
subtarsal, adjective
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Examples from the web for tarsal
  • If your feet pronate excessively a nerve in your ankle could be getting pinched in what is known as the tarsal tunnel.
  • The tarsal conjunctiva is a velvety red and not particularly follicular.
British Dictionary definitions for tarsal

tarsal

/ˈtɑːsəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or constituting the tarsus or tarsi
noun
2.
a tarsal bone
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Word Origin and History for tarsal
adj.

1817, from Modern Latin tarsalis, from Latin tarsus (see tarsus).

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tarsal in Medicine

tarsal tar·sal (tär'səl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or situated near the tarsus of the foot.

  2. Of or relating to the tarsus of the eyelid.

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tarsal in Science
tarsal
  (tär'səl)   
Adjective  Relating to or involving the ankle.

Noun  Any of the seven bones of the tarsus.
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