Noun(1) a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff(2) the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
(1) In this series of operations, we used suture anchor devices to fix the free ends of the split patellar tendon to the talus and the calcaneus.(2) We stepped gingerly onto the talus and then froze immediately when we heard yelling below: We were kicking rocks down onto other teams.(3) Litters are born in the talus (rock piles) and weaned at 3-4 weeks after birth.(4) The stand is surrounded on both sides by steep slopes of sandstone talus .(5) The physician identifies the space between the anterior border of the medial malleolus and the medial border of the tibialis anterior tendon and palpates this space for the articulation of the talus and tibia.(6) A ewe, two lambs, and a young ram picked their way up a talus slope until they disappeared by blending perfectly into the surrounding rocks.(7) We clawed our way up a high mountain ridge covered in fine, shifting talus and on the far side got caught in a thunderstorm.(8) In these situations the free face can extend to sea level and talus slopes will be absent.(9) The talus is an architectural feature of some late medieval castles, especially prevalent in crusader constructions.(10) Rain cascades down glacier carved valleys, gathering with the steady, icy melt to roam through the talus and house-sized boulders.(11) Their typical breeding habitat is rocky talus and snowfields near sedge and grassy areas.(12) In contrast, the talus, or rock rubble, accumulated beneath cool, north-facing cliffs sometimes provides a very different kind of habitat, one that biologists call algific talus slope, or simply algific slope.(13) Another scientist reported grizzlies flipping over rocks to lick up army cutworm moths, a fat-bodied insect that hides by day in the high-altitude talus slopes in the Rockies.(14) These wrens breed in rocky habitats, such as canyons, coulees, outcroppings, and talus slopes in the steppe and dry forests.(15) The ankle joint is formed by the articulation of the talus with the tibia and fibula.(16) It was decided that Paul would be slid down the talus slope in a stokes litter, and we all pitched in to wrestle him down.
1. astragalus ::
2. astragal ::
3. anklebone ::
Different Formstalus, taluses
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