Sentence Examples


  • First hind toe rudimentary, clawless or absent; its metatarsal bone always present.
  • Hind-feet with no trace of first toe externally, but the metatarsal bone is present.
  • Hind extremities proportionally longer with inner toe represented only by a small metatarsal bone.
  • Hind foot long and narrow, mainly composed of the strongly developed fourth toe, terminating in a conical pointed nail, with a strong pad behind it; the first toe represented by a rudimentary metatarsal; the remaining toes completely developed, with claws, but exceedingly slender; the united second and third reaching a little way beyond the metatarso-phalangeal articulation of the fourth; the fifth somewhat shorter.
  • Consequently the ankle-joint of birds is absolutely cruro-tarsal and tarso-metatarsal, i.e.

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