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(Science: anatomy) Of or pertaining to the tarsus (either of the foot or eye).

A tarsal bone or cartilage; a tarsale.

(Science: medicine) Tarsal tetter, an eruptive disease of the edges of the eyelids; a kind of bleareye.

(Science: zoology) same as Tercel.

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Unidentified Non-Human Remain

... distinguishable characteristics. The only issue is I have no clue what it's function is. I have looked around and found that it may represent a tarsal or carpal, but again, I can't be sure about that. The element is small (as demonstrated in photos) and unusual in shape. There are three possible ...

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by JeremiahRocker
Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Unidentified Non-Human Remain
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Flies and walls...

The segments, or tarsi, at the end of insect legs possess clawlike structures that help the insect hold on to different types of surfaces. These tarsal claws are used to grip the tiny irregularities on rough surfaces. But in some cases, insects do make use of a kind of adhesion. If the surface ...

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by David George
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Flies and walls...
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