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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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Geological Survey aluminum band on the tibiotarsus of their left leg and a unique combination of color bands on both right and left tarsometatarsi.