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Meaning of TALUS

Pronunciation:  'teylus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
  2. [n]  a sloping mass of rocks at the base of a cliff
 

TALUS is a 5 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: anklebone, astragal, astragalus, scree
 
 See Also: ankle, ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis, bone, formation, geological formation, geology, mortise joint, os

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ta"lus\, n.; pl. {Tali}. [L., the ankle, the ankle bone.]
    1. (Anat.) The astragalus.
    
    2. (Surg.) A variety of clubfoot ({Talipes calcaneus}). See
       the Note under {Talipes}.
    
    
  2. \Ta"lus\, n. [F.]
    1. (Fort.) A slope; the inclination of the face of a work.
    
    2. (Geol.) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the
       foot of a precipice.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Detritus from a steep hill or cliff standing at repose along the base.
 

 

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