Definition of tarsometatarsus in English:

tarsometatarsus

Syllabification: tar·so·met·a·tar·sus
Pronunciation: /ˈtärsōˌmetəˈtärsəs
 
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noun (plural tarsometatarsi /-ˈtärsī, -ˌsē/)

Zoology
A long bone in the lower leg of birds and some reptiles, formed by fusion of tarsal and metatarsal structures.
More example sentences
  • Two bird tarsometatarsi, one from a green-backed heron and another a turkey, were also interred with the human remains at Brandon.
  • However, no significant covariation was observed between length of the tarsometatarsus, an index of skeletal body size, or intensity of T-cell-mediated immune response and sonographic features of begging calls.
  • At present, the oldest reliable fossil from this family is a tarsometatarsus that was found in Colorado, dating back to the Paleocene epoch.

Derivatives

tarsometatarsal

Pronunciation: /-ˈtärsəl/
adjective
More example sentences
  • It is defined as a transverse plane deformity in Lisfranc's (tarsometatarsal) joints in which the metatarsals are deviated medially.
  • A rigid abnormality was caused by subluxation of the tarsometatarsal joint with subluxation of the metatarsals.
  • The tarsometatarsal (Lisfranc's) joint is the most common site for arthropathy, with initial involvement usually occurring on the medial column of the foot.

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