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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tarsi \Tar"si\, n., pl. of Tarsus. [1913 Webster] Tarsia
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tarsus \Tar"sus\, n.; pl. Tarsi. [NL., fr. Gr. ? the flat of the foot, the edge of the eyelid. Cf. 2d Tarse.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The ankle; the bones or cartilages of the part of the foot between the metatarsus and the leg, consisting in man of seven short bones. (b) A plate of dense connective tissue or cartilage in the eyelid of man and many animals; -- called also tarsal cartilage, and tarsal plate. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The foot of an insect or a crustacean. It usually consists of form two to five joints. [1913 Webster]




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