Talus meaning

tāləs
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A sloping mass of rock debris at the base of a cliff.
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The ankle.
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The bone of the ankle that articulates with the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint.
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The bone of the ankle that joins with the ends of the fibula, tibia, and calcaneus to form the ankle joint; anklebone.
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The entire ankle.
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A slope.
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The bone of the ankle that articulates with the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint.
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The ankle.
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The bone of the ankle that articulates with the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint.
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Rock fragments that have accumulated at the base of a cliff or slope. &diamf3; The concave slope formed by such an accumulation of rock fragments is called a talus slope .
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(anatomy) The bone of the ankle.
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(geology) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
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(architecture) The slope of an embankment wall, which is thicker at the bottom than at the top.
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Origin of talus

  • French talus from Old French talu sloping side of an earthwork from Latin talūtium gold-bearing outcrop perhaps of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin tālus ankle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French talus.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin.

    From Wiktionary