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Definition of Tarsus

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city in Turkey
one of the bones of the ankle (Anatomy, Zoology)
Tarsus Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The foot of an insect or a crustacean. It usually consists of form two to five joints.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A plate of dense connective tissue or cartilage in the eyelid of man and many animals; -- called also tarsal cartilage, and tarsal plate.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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tarsus
\tar"sus\ (?), n.; pl. tarsi (#). [nl., fr. gr. &?; the flat of the foot, the edge of the eyelid. cf. 2d tarse.]
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. (zo?l.) the foot of an insect or a crustacean. it usually consists of form two to five joints.
tarsus
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
tarsus
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.)
tarsus
winged; feathered

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. 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
(hypernym) skeletal structure
(part-holonym) vertebrate foot, pedal extremity
(part-meronym) cuboid bone
Tarsus Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Entomology and Crop Protection
The leg segment beyond the tibia, composed of 3 to 5 small segments.
Tarsus Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Tarsus may refer to:
In geography:
  • Tarsus, Mersin, ancient and modern city in Turkey
  • Tarsus (West Syrian Diocese), a Syrian Orthodox archdiocese, attested between the seventh and thirteenth centuries
  • Tarsus Waterfall, on the outskirts of the city
  • Berdan River, also known as the Tarsus River, which flows past the city

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Tarsus Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's 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.)
Smith's Bible Dictionary

the chief town of Cilicia, "no mean city" in other respects, but illustrious to all time as the birthplace and early residence of the apostle Paul. (Acts 9:11; 21:39; 22:3) Even in the flourishing period of Greek history it was a city of some considerable consequence. In the civil wars of Rome it took Caesar's aide, sad on the occasion of a visit from him had its name changed to Juliopolis. Augustus made it a "free city." It was renowned as a place of education under the early Roman emperors. Strabo compares it in this respect to Athens unto Alexandria. Tarsus also was a place of much commerce. It was situated in a wild and fertile plain on the banks of the Cydnus. No ruins of any importance remain.
  
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
winged; feathered
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About