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ta·lus 1

 (tā′ləs)
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.]

ta·lus 2

 (tā′ləs)
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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talus

(ˈteɪləs)
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]

talus

(ˈteɪləs)
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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ta•lus1

(ˈteɪ ləs)

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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ta·lus 1

(tā′ləs)
The bone that forms a joint with the tibia and fibula, making up the main bone of the ankle. See more at skeleton.

talus 2

A sloping mass of rock fragments at the base of a cliff.
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talus

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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.talus - a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a clifftalus - a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
2.talus - the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle jointtalus - 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

ta·lus

n. talón, astrágalo, tubillo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

talus

n astrágalo
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Meadows give way to taluses and hills thick with lodgepole and Douglas firs.