pl. -·luses or -·li·
- the bone of the ankle that joins with the ends of the fibula, tibia, and calcaneus to form the ankle joint; anklebone
- the entire ankle
Origin of talusModern Latin ; from L, ankle
- a slope
- a pile of rock debris at the foot of a cliff
- a mantle of rock fragments on a slope below a rock face
Origin of talusFrench ; from Old French talu ; from Classical Latin talutium, surface indications of the presence of subterranean gold, probably of Iberian origin, originally
A sloping mass of rock debris at the base of a cliff.
Origin of talusFrench talus, from Old French talu, sloping side of an earthwork, from Latin tal&umacron;tium, gold-bearing outcrop, perhaps of Celtic origin.
- The bone of the ankle that articulates with the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint. Also called anklebone, astragalus.
- The ankle.
Origin of talusLatin talus, ankle.
- (anatomy) The bone of the ankle.
- (geology) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
- (architecture) The slope of an embankment wall, which is thicker at the bottom than at the top.
OriginSee also: tÄlus
From French talus.