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1. talus

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

Synonyms

  • astragalus
  • ankle joint
  • ankle
  • os
  • bone
  • astragal
  • anklebone
  • mortise joint

Antonyms

  • boneless
  • natural depression
  • natural elevation
  • finish

Etymology

  • talus (French)

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2. talus

noun. a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff.

Synonyms

  • formation
  • geological formation

Antonyms

  • rear

Etymology

  • talus (French)

Example sentences of the word talus


1. Noun, singular or mass
The true ankle joint is made up of the tibia, which is on the inside, the fibula on the outside and the talus, which is the underneath part of the joint.

2. Adjective
The trail meanders through a conifer forest and along talus slopes as you enter the Goat Rocks Wilderness area.

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