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as·trag·a·lus

 (ə-străg′ə-ləs)
n. pl. as·trag·a·li (-lī′)
1. The dried root of the East Asian herb Astragalus membranaceus of the pea family, used in herbal medicine. Also called milk vetch.
2. See milk vetch.
3. See talus1.

[New Latin, from Greek astragalos, vertebra; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]

as·trag′a·lar adj.
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astragalus

(æˈstræɡələs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Anatomy) anatomy another name for talus1
[C16: via New Latin from Latin: astragal]
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as•trag•a•lus

(æˈstræg ə ləs)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1. (in higher vertebrates) one of the proximal bones of the tarsus.
[1535–45; < New Latin; see astragal]
as•trag′a•lar, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.astragalus - large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regionsAstragalus - large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regions; largest genus in the family Leguminosae
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
milk vetch, milk-vetch - any of various plants of the genus Astragalus
2.astragalus - the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle jointastragalus - the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
ankle, ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis, mortise joint - a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
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Translations

as·trag·a·lus

n. astrágalo, calus, hueso del tobillo.
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But obviously it depends on the patient's general state, because today's session is long: there is the astragalus, the humerus, the neck of the humerus, perhaps we'll need to insert some bone material, so that's already a complex operation.
"But obviously it depends on the patient's general state, because tomorrow's session is long: there is the astragalus, the humerus, the neck of the humerus, perhaps we'll need to insert some bone material, so that's already a complex operation.