tarsometatarsi

tarsometatarsus

[tahr-soh-met-uh-tahr-suhs]
noun, plural tarsometatarsi [tahr-soh-met-uh-tahr-sahy, -see] . Ornithology.
the large bone in the lower leg of a bird with which the toe bones articulate, formed by the fusion of tarsal and metatarsal bones.

Origin:
1850–55; tarso- + metatarsus

tarsometatarsal, adjective
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tarsometatarsus (ˌtɑːsəʊˌmɛtəˈtɑːsəs)
 
n , pl -si
a bone in the lower part of a bird's leg consisting of the metatarsal bones and some of the tarsal bones fused together
 
[C19: tarso-, from tarsus + metatarsus]
 
tarsometa'tarsal
 
adj

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