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The above transcription of tarsus is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

tarsus is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of tarsus


  1. In insects and other arthropods, any of a series of articulations in the true foot; the last joint forming the foot in spiders.
  2. A plate of dense connective tissue found in each eyelid, attached to either the superior tarsal muscle (in the upper eyelid) or inferior tarsal muscle (lower eyelid), which aid with sympathetic control.
  3. Any of the seven bones in this part of the foot.
  4. The part of the foot between the tibia and fibula and the metatarsus.


  1. A city in Mersin, Turkey, in Cilicia (Çukurova), near the Mediterranean coast.

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