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Definition of "tarsal" [tar•sal]

  • Of, relating to, or situated near the tarsus of the foot: the tarsal bones. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the tarsus of the eyelid: the tarsal ligaments. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tarsal" in a sentence
  • "The computer models also revealed that Cryptomartus hindi's mouth appendages, called pedipalps, had tiny 'tarsal' claws attached at the end to help the creature to manipulate its prey."
  • "I usually sqirt a drop or two on the front and back of my boots, and a few drops on a wick around the stand. i never used the buck pee though. i have used a couple of tarsal glands from a buck that my friend killed. had small buck circle the tree i hung it from a couple times."
  • "If someone harvest a buck go out and cut the tarsal gands from the hind hocks, I would suggest using disposalable gloves and a zip lock baggy to hold your bounty."