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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The bone or cartilage of the tarsus which articulates with the tibia and corresponds to a part of the astragalus in man and most mammals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bone of the tarsus, the inner one or the proximal row of tarsal bones on the tibial side of the tarsus, in especial relation with the tibia, as is the astragalus, which is by some supposed to be the tibiale, while others consider that the astragalus, besides representing the tibiale, includes also the bone called intermedium. See cuts under Ichthyosauria, Plesiosaurus, and tarsus.

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