Ankle bone


Ankle bone
The ankle bone is termed the talus. It is the bone of the foot that joins the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint. Plural tali.

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Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Ankle bone — Ankle An kle ([a^][ng] k l), n. [OE. ancle, anclow, AS. ancleow; akin to Icel. [ o]kkla, [ o]kli, Dan. and Sw. ankel, D. enklaauw, enkel, G. enkel, and perh. OHG. encha, ancha thigh, shin: cf. Skr. anga limb, anguri finger. Cf. {Haunch}.] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ankle bone — noun the talus …   English new terms dictionary

  • ankle bone — …   Useful english dictionary

  • neck of ankle bone — collum tali …   Medical dictionary

  • Ankle — An kle ([a^][ng] k l), n. [OE. ancle, anclow, AS. ancleow; akin to Icel. [ o]kkla, [ o]kli, Dan. and Sw. ankel, D. enklaauw, enkel, G. enkel, and perh. OHG. encha, ancha thigh, shin: cf. Skr. anga limb, anguri finger. Cf. {Haunch}.] The joint… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ankle — The ankle joint is complex. It is made up of two joints: the true ankle joint and the subtalar joint: The true ankle joint is composed of 3 bones: the tibia which forms the medial (inside) portion of the ankle; the fibula which forms the lateral… …   Medical dictionary

  • ankle — n. & v. n. 1 the joint connecting the foot with the leg. 2 the part of the leg between this and the calf. v.intr. sl. walk. Phrases and idioms: ankle bone a bone forming the ankle. ankle sock a short sock just covering the ankle. Etymology: ME f …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bone, ankle — The ankle bone is termed the talus. It is the bone of the foot that joins the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint. Plural tali …   Medical dictionary

  • ankle — /ang keuhl/, n. 1. (in humans) the joint between the foot and the leg, in which movement occurs in two planes. 2. the corresponding joint in a quadruped or bird; hock. 3. the slender part of the leg above the foot. [bef. 1000; ME ankel, enkel (c …   Universalium

  • ankle — n. 1) the hinge joint between the leg and the foot. It consists of the talus (ankle bone), which projects into a socket formed by the lower ends of the tibia and fibula. 2) the whole region of the ankle joint, including the tarsus and the ends of …   The new mediacal dictionary


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