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tarsus (n.)

the ankle bones collectively, 1670s, Modern Latin, from Greek tarsos "ankle, sole of the foot, rim of the eyelid," originally "flat surface, especially for drying," from PIE root *ters- "to dry." The connecting notion is the bones of the "flat" of the foot (Greek tarsos podos).

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Definitions of tarsus

tarsus (n.)
the part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus and the leg; in human beings the bones of the ankle and heel collectively;
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