tarsal bone


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tarsal bone any bone of the tarsus
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In literature:

I was also glad to be reminded of teeth of camel and tarsal bones.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
By the arrangement of the tarsal bones.
"On the Relations of Man to the Lower Animals" by Thomas H. Huxley
The arrangement of the tarsal bones.
"The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man" by Charles Lyell
By the arrangement of the tarsal bones.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
The bones of the foot, 26 in number, consist of the tarsal bones, the metatarsal, and the phalanges.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Fibular tarsal bone (sustentaculum).
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
The arrangement of the tarsal bones.
"Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work" by P. Chalmers Mitchell
The tarsal and the metatarsal bones are so united as to give an arched appearance to the foot, thus imparting elasticity.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Tarsal bones, 159, 198.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
There are no Birds in which the tarsal bones remain separated and distinct throughout life.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
Many of these bones fuse together (carpals and tarsals).
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
But the views as to the homologies of the tarsal bones differ widely.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Great care is necessary to keep the tiny carpal, tarsal, and phalangeal bones from getting lost.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
By the arrangement of the tarsal bones.
"Man's Place in Nature and Other Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley

In news:

The foot is made up of tarsal bones, metatarsal bones and phalanges.