how to pronounce tarsus


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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.

tarsus frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tarsus occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics tarsus can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that tarsus can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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