Pronunciation: tar'sus, -si
- As a division of the skeleton, the seven tarsal bones of the instep.
- The fibrous plates giving solidity and form to the edges of the eyelids; often erroneously called tarsal or ciliary cartilages.
See: tarsal bones, under bone
Synonym(s): root of foot
[G. tarsos, a flat surface, sole of the foot, edge of eyelid]
See Also: inferior tarsus, superior tarsus
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