Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated between the proximal and distal rows of tarsal bones; mediotarsal: as, the intertarsal joint of a bird or a reptile.
- Situated between or among any tarsal bones: as, intertarsal ligaments.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Between the tarsal bones.
- inter- + tarsal (Wiktionary)
“Sometimes called the Gymnogene, Polyboroides is a gracile, naked-faced raptor with grey and black plumage, but best known for the so-called double-jointedness present in its intertarsal joints.”
“The intertarsal joint of the harrier-hawks Polyboroides spp. and the Crane hawk Geranospiza caerulescens.”
“Additional observations on the intertarsal joint of the African harrier-hawk Polyboroides typus.”
“You might presume, as I did, that Polyboroides has a unique sort of intertarsal joint, perhaps with the trochlear surfaces of the distal tibiotarsus wrapping onto the posterior surface of the bone as well as the anterior surface.”
“But according to Cooper (1980) ‘in anatomical structure there is no significant difference between [the intertarsal joints of Polyboroides] and the corresponding joints of Kestrel, Tawny eagle or Black kite’ (p. 98).”
“Geranospiza looks pretty much the same as Polyboroides, occupies the same ecological niche, behaves in the same manner, and even has the same bizarrely mobile intertarsal joint.”
“The intertarsal and tarsometatarsal joints are supplied by the deep peroneal nerve.”
“Oblique section of left intertarsal and tarsometatarsal articulations, showing the synovial cavities.”
“In this way the intertarsal joints are not interfered with, and the cartilaginous tarsus can be moulded so that when ossification is completed the bones differ but little from the normal.”
“The synovial membrane of the ankle-joint passes up between the bones of the leg to line the inferior tibio-fibular joint; but it is distinct from that of the intertarsal joints, which communicate with one another in a complicated manner.”
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