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Definition of Talus

Babylon English

sloping pile of rock fragments at the bottom of a cliff
Talus Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
N M
ankle| ankle/pastern bone; sheep knucklebone (marked far dice); dice game (pl.)
LATIN- ENGLISH (AZAD)
the ankle, ankle bone.
Latin-English Online Dictionary
the ankle, ankle bone
Talus Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The astragalus.
  
(n.)
A variety of clubfoot (Talipes calcaneus). See the Note under Talipes.
  
(n.)
A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
  
(n.)
A slope; the inclination of the face of a work.
  
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talus
\ta"lus\ (?), n.; pl. tali (#). [l., the ankle, the ankle bone.]
1. (anat.) the astragalus.
2. (surg.) a variety of clubfoot (talipes calcaneus). see the note under talipes.
talus
\ta"lus\, n. [f.] 1. (fort.) a slope; the inclination of the face of a work.
2. (geol.) a sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
talus
n
1. a sloping mass of rocks at the base of a cliff [syn: scree]


2. the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint [syn: anklebone, astragal, astragalus]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff
(synonym) scree
(hypernym) geological formation, formation
2. the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
(synonym) anklebone, astragal, astragalus
(hypernym) bone, os
(part-holonym) ankle, ankle joint, mortise joint, articulatio talocruralis
Talus Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
Slopes of broken rock debris on a mountainside. (DOI4)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Glossary of petroleum Industry
Rock fragments at the base of a cliff, sometimes forming a slope of chips and larger fragments one-fourth to one-third the way up the face of the disintegrating rock cliff.
Talus Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Soil Glossary - Mani
Angular rock fragments that accumulate by gravity at the foot of steep slopes of cliffs.
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
Angular rock fragments that accumulate by gravity at the foot of steep slopes of cliffs.
Talus Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Talus may refer to:
  • Talus (fortification), a sloped portion of a fortified wall
  • Talus, California, a community in Inyo County
  • Talus bone, an ankle bone
  • Talus deposit, broken rock at the base of a high place, also called scree
  • A fictional planet in Star Wars; see List of Star Wars planets (T–V)
  • An electronic design automation tool by Magma Design Automation

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Talus Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
mal-nik-hinek (med.); menal-guhsh(-tukh) (geol.)
Star Wars Planeten
One of the five habitable planets in the Corellian system, Talus is a blue, white and green world the same size as its sister planet Tralus, and both orbit a common center of gravity (where Centerpoint Station is located). Together they are referred to as the Double Worlds, and both are ruled by the elected Federation of the Double Worlds, or Fed-Dub. Beneath the surface of Talus is a planetary repulsor, which was used in ancient times to move the planet into its current orbit from an unknown location. When a flare-up in Centerpoint Station (fourteen years after the Battle of Endor) caused many deaths, the survivors were relocated to Talus and Tralus. When word spread of the incident, a rebellion against Fed-Dub occurred on Talus. A group of starfighters, possibly representing the Talus rebellion, subsequently flew to Centerpoint and claimed the station for themselves, until chased off by a Bakuran task force. [AAC, AAS, SAC]
Talus Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
noun
part of the body where the foot is connected to the leg
he twisted his ankle or he sprained his ankle = he hurt it by stretching it or bending it
anklebone or talus = bone which is part of the tarsus and links the bones of the lower leg to the calcaneus
ankle fracture = break in any of the bones in the ankle
ankle jerk = sudden jerk as a reflex action of the foot when the back of the ankle is tapped
ankle joint = joint which connects the bones of the lower leg (the tibia and fibula) to the talus