Relating to a tarsus in any sense.

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tar·sal 'tar-səl adj
1) of or relating to the tarsus
2) being or relating to plates of dense connective tissue that serve to stiffen the eyelids
tarsal n a tarsal part (as a bone or cartilage)

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1. adj. relating to the bones of the ankle and foot (tarsus).
2. adj. relating to the eyelid, esp. to its supporting tissue (tarsus).
3. n. any of the bones forming the tarsus.

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tar·sal (tahrґsəl) [L. tarsalis] 1. pertaining to the tarsus of the foot. 2. pertaining to the tarsus of an eyelid. 3. any of the bones of the tarsus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Tarsal — Tar sal, a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the tarsus (either of the foot or eye). n. A tarsal bone or cartilage; a tarsale. [1913 Webster] {Tarsal tetter} (Med.), an eruptive disease of the edges of the eyelids; a kind of bleareye. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tarsal — ● tarsal, tarsale, tarsaux adjectif Relatif au tarse des vertébrés tétrapodes, des insectes. tarsal, ale, aux [taʀsal, o] adj. ÉTYM. 1842; de tarse. ❖ ♦ Zool. Du tarse, qui se rapporte au tarse …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tarsal — [tär′səl] adj. [< ModL tarsus (see TARSUS) + AL] of the tarsus of the foot or the tarsi of the eyelids n. a tarsal bone or plate: see SKELETON …   English World dictionary

  • Tarsal — Tar sal, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Tercel}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tarsal — could refer to:*tarsus (skeleton) (skeleton) *tarsus (eyelids) (eye) …   Wikipedia

  • tarsal — Relativo o perteneciente al tarso. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • tarsal — tarsal, ale (tar sal, sa l ) adj. Le même que tarsé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • tarsal — tarsál adj. m., pl. tarsáli; f. sg. tarsálă, pl.tarsále Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • tarsal — 1817, from Mod.L. tarsalis, from L. tarsus (see TARSUS (Cf. tarsus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tarsal — Anatomy & Zoology ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the tarsus. ► NOUN ▪ a bone of the tarsus …   English terms dictionary

  • tarsal — /tahr seuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the tarsus of the foot. 2. pertaining to the tarsi of the eyelids. n. 3. a tarsal bone, joint, or the like. [1810 20; TARS(US) + AL1] * * * ▪ bone       any of several short, angular bones that in humans… …   Universalium

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