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1. astragalus

noun. the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint.

Synonyms

  • articulatio talocruralis
  • ankle joint
  • ankle
  • os
  • bone
  • astragal
  • anklebone
  • mortise joint

Antonyms

  • boneless

Etymology

  • ἀστράγαλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. Astragalus

noun. large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regions; largest genus in the family Leguminosae.

Synonyms

  • milk-vetch
  • genus Astragalus
  • milk vetch
  • rosid dicot genus
  • subfamily Papilionoideae

Sentences with astragalus


1. Adjective
Wash the astragalus root with warm water, removing all the dirt.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Use a shovel to dig a shallow circle around the root of the astragalus.

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