Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In zoology, the upper surface of the tarsus; the instep of the foot.
  • noun In ornithology, the front of the tarso-metatarsus, this segment of the limb being called tarsus in ordinary descriptive ornithology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The instep or front of the tarsus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology The instep or front of the tarsus.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek topmost + tarsus.

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