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Definition of Tarsus

Tarsus

  1. The ankle; the bones or cartilages of the part of the foot between the metatarsus and the leg, consisting in man of seven short bones.
  2. A plate of dense connective tissue or cartilage in the eyelid of man and many animals; -- called also tarsal cartilage, and tarsal plate.
  3. The foot of an insect or a crustacean. It usually consists of form two to five joints.

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