Astragalus



(in higher vertebrates) one of the proximal bones of the tarsus; talus.
Historical Examples

astragalus is common on the borders of the fields, and in some of them Ervum, Lamium and Vicia.
Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The William Griffith

The fibula articulates with the calcaneum, and the astragalus is very flat.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

Of these the calcaneum is the fibulare, and the astragalus is generally regarded as the tibiale and intermedium fused.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

The caterpillar eats astragalus, Thermopsis, and white clover.
The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland

A few new species of Crucifer and astragalus were obtained on the ridge.
Western Himalaya and Tibet Thomas Thomson

The os calcis is crushed between the astragalus and the ground.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

A second diagnostic point is the abnormal position of the calcaneus and scaphoid with relation to the malleoli and astragalus.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

astragalus, a genus of papilionaceous plants, herbaceous or shrubby, and often spiny.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

On the internal surface of the astragalus is found a tubercle, which forms a projection in the corresponding region of the ham.
Artistic Anatomy of Animals douard Cuyer

astragalus, the upper bone of the foot supporting the tibia; the buckle, ankle, or sling bone.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(anatomy) another name for talus1

astragalus as·trag·a·lus (ə-strāg’ə-ləs)
n.
See talus.

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