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n. pl. ta·li (-lī′)
1. The bone of the ankle that articulates with the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint. Also called anklebone, astragalus.
2. The ankle.
[Latin tālus, ankle.]
n. pl. ta·lus·es
A sloping mass of rock debris at the base of a cliff.
[French talus, from Old French talu, sloping side of an earthwork, from Latin talūtium, gold-bearing outcrop, perhaps of Celtic origin.]
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n, pl -li (-laɪ)
(Anatomy) the bone of the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint. Nontechnical name: anklebone
[C18: from Latin: ankle]
n, pl -luses
1. (Geological Science) geology another name for scree
2. (Fortifications) fortifications the sloping side of a wall
[C17: from French, from Latin talūtium slope, perhaps of Iberian origin]
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n., pl. -li (-lī).
the uppermost bone of the proximal row of bones of the tarsus; anklebone.
[1685–95; < Latin tālus ankle]
ta•lus2(ˈteɪ ləs, ˈtæl əs)
n., pl. -lus•es.
1. a slope.
2. a sloping mass of rocky fragments at the base of a cliff.
[1635–45; < French: pseudo-learned alter. of Old French talu slope < Latin talūtium gold-bearing slope or talus]
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The bone that forms a joint with the tibia and fibula, making up the main bone of the ankle. See more at skeleton.
A sloping mass of rock fragments at the base of a cliff.
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1. (scree) Loose rock fragments fallen from a cliff.
2. A mass of rock debris forming a slope at the bottom of a cliff.
3. An ankle bone: part of the tarsus.
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n. talón, astrágalo, tubillo.
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