Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ornithology, the talus or socalled ealeaneum; a bony process or ossification at the superior and posterior part of the main tarsometatarsal bone, supposed, to answer to distal tarsal elements of the reptilian or mammalian foot.

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

  • noun (Anat.) A process on the posterior side of the tarsometatarsus of many birds; the calcaneal process.

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  • noun anatomy A process on the posterior side of the tarsometatarsus of many birds; the calcaneal process.

Etymologies

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hypo- +‎ tarsus

Examples

  • They all have a strongly hooked bill, a simple, block-like hypotarsus (a site of ligament attachment on the posterior surface of the tarsometatarsus), distinctively proportioned toe bones, and a laterally compressed, strongly curved and sharp-tipped claw on the second toe (discussed previously here).

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  • They all have a strongly hooked bill, a simple, block-like hypotarsus (a site of ligament attachment on the posterior surface of the tarsometatarsus), distinctively proportioned toe bones, and a laterally compressed, strongly curved and sharp-tipped claw on the second toe (discussed previously here).

    Giant hoatzins of doom

  • The find includes a complete hip and four leg bones (femur, fibula, tibiotarsus and hypotarsus).

    Dodo skeleton find in Mauritius

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