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Meaning of TALUS

Pronunciation:  'teylus

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.