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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tar·sus /ˈtɑrsəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tar·sus /ˈtɑrsəs/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tar·sus n.; pl. Tarsi
 1. Anat. (a) 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. (b) A plate of dense connective tissue or cartilage in the eyelid of man and many animals; -- called also tarsal cartilage, and tarsal plate.
 2. Zool. The foot of an insect or a crustacean. It usually consists of form two to five joints.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus
          and the leg; in human beings the bones of the ankle and
          heel collectively
      [also: tarsi (pl)]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the chief city of Cilicia. It was distinguished for its wealth
    and for its schools of learning, in which it rivalled, nay,
    excelled even Athens and Alexandria, and hence was spoken of as
    "no mean city." It was the native place of the Apostle Paul
    (Acts 21:39). It stood on the banks of the river Cydnus, about
    12 miles north of the Mediterranean. It is said to have been
    founded by Sardanapalus, king of Assyria. It is now a filthy,
    ruinous Turkish town, called Tersous. (See PAUL.)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Tarsus, winged; feathered