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tarsometatarsus

(tär′sō-mĕt′ə-tär′səs)
n. pl. tarsometatar·si (-sī, -sē)
A compound bone between the tibia and the toes of a bird's leg, formed by fusion of the tarsal and metatarsal bones.

tar′so·met′a·tar′sal (-tär′səl) adj.

tarsometatarsus

the bone of the lower shank of birds made up of fused tarsal and metatarsal bones.
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Scaling and peeling was observed associated with all the digits and tarsometatarsi bilaterally.
hesperis and caurinus is pronounced in the tarsometatarsi but is less distinct, even though appreciable, in the other elements of the skeleton.
Two of the 3 chicks presented with angular limb deformities of the proximal tarsometatarsi and external rotation of the legs.
Lesions resembling knemidokoptic mange on the feet and tarsometatarsi of 2 Hawaiian amakihi (Hemignathus virens) were observed while the researchers were mist netting wild passerines at Manuka Natural Area Reserve on the island of Hawaii between June 14, 2007 and June 19, 2007.