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noun, plural tali
[tey-lahy] /ˈteɪ laɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
the uppermost bone of the proximal row of bones of the tarsus; anklebone.
noun, plural taluses.
a slope.
Geology. a sloping mass of rocky fragments at the base of a cliff.
Fortification. the slope of the face of a work.
a combining form meaning “ankle,” used in the formation of compound words:
noun (pl) -li (-laɪ)
the bone of the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint Nontechnical name anklebone
noun (pl) -luses
(geology) another name for scree
(fortifications) the sloping side of a wall

talus ta·lus (tā’ləs)
n. pl. ta·li (-lī’)

The bone of the ankle that articulates with the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint. Also called anklebone, astragalus.

The ankle.

ta’ler (-lər) adj.
talus 1
Plural tali (tā’lī’)
The bone of the ankle that articulates with the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint.
talus 2
Plural taluses
Rock fragments that have accumulated at the base of a cliff or slope. ◇ The concave slope formed by such an accumulation of rock fragments is called a talus slope.


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