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Definition of the noun talus

What does talus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tali (anklebone) / taluses (debris)

  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

Alternative definition of the noun talus

noun

  1. (anatomy) The bone of the ankle.
  2. A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
  3. (architecture) The slope of an embankment wall, which is thicker at the bottom than at the top.

Business

TALUS is a record label.

Character

Talus is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption.

Writings

"Talus" is a book by Dean Engle.

  • also known as "Talus: a history of the Darthmouth Mountaineering Club"

Music

"Talus" is a musical album of Schrei Aus Stein.

  • released in (6 years ago)

Place

Talus a.k.a. Talus, California: Talus is an unincorporated community in Inyo County, California. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 3.25 miles north-northwest of Coso Junction, at an elevation of 3730 feet.

Miscellanea

  1. The talus is an architectural feature of some late medieval castles, especially prevalent in crusader constructions. It consists of a battered face at the base of a fortified wall. The slope acts as an effective defensive measure in two ways. First, conventional siege equipment is less effective against a wall with a talus. Scaling ladders may be unable to reach the top of the walls and are also more easily broken due to the bending stresses caused by the angle they are forced to adopt. Siege towers cannot approach closer than the base of the talus, and their gangplank may be unable to cover the horizontal span of the talus, rendering them useless. Furthermore, defenders are able to drop rocks over the walls, which will shatter on the talus, spraying a hail of shrapnel into any attackers massed at the base of the wall.
  2. Talus: The bone of the foot that connects with the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint.

Phrases with Talus

Phrases starting with the word Talus:

  1. Talus Coil
  2. Talus Collomia
  3. Talus Fritillary
  4. Talus Willowherb
  5. Talus Springparsley
  6. Talus Slope Penstemon

Phrases ending with the word Talus:

  1. Genus Talus
  2. Eupeodes talus
  3. Landreva Talus
  4. Ommatius Talus
  5. Astraptes Talus
  6. Dolichopus talus
  7. Drassyllus talus
  8. Onychiurus talus
  9. Metasyrphus Talus
  10. Pygommatius Talus
  11. Phaenochitonia Talus
  12. species Eupeodes talus
  13. Species Landreva Talus
  14. Species Ommatius Talus

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Talus

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Google previewNew York Supreme Court, Appellate Division- First Department

The talus is the two ankle bones, the outside bones, malleoli we call them, form a. sort of a saddle and this is sometimes termed the astragalus, sometimes termed the saddle bone, but the part that was fractured was way forward of the joint.

Google previewWilliam Rosenseld, Against Fairchild Engine

The talus is the two ankle bones, the outside bones, malleoli we call them, form a sort of a saddle and this is sometimes termed the astragalus, sometimes termed the saddle bone, but the part that was fractured was way forward of the joint.

Google previewSobotta Atlas of Anatomy Classic (2016)

by Johannes Sobotta, James Playfair MacMurrich

The talus is a short bone with an irregular cubical form, and presents for examination a body (corpus), a head (caput), and a constricted...

Google previewEnergy Law in Finland (2010)

by Kim Talus, Alice Guimaraes-Purokoski, Arto Rajala

Kim Talus is a Lecturer in International Energy and Resources Law at the UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia (UCL SERAus). Prior to joining UCL SERAus, Mr Talus worked as a researcher at the Institute of International ...

Google previewRosen's Emergency Medicine - Concepts and Clinical Practice E-Book (2013)

by John Marx, Ron Walls, Robert Hockberger

The talus is the second largest tarsal bone and has seven articulations making up 60% of its surface. It is divided into three regions: the head, which articulates with the navicular and calcaneus; the body, which articulates with the tibia, fibula, ...

Google previewFanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2014)

Diseases of the Fetus and Infant by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh

A B Congenital Vertical Talus Congenital vertical talus is an uncommon neonatal foot deformity but its etiology is similar to that of clubfoot.11,18 It...

Google previewAnnual Report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior (1882)

by Geological Survey (U.S.)

Thus tlie talus is the regulator of Hie cliff profile. There are many minor features which may be explained as satisfactorily, and one of them is the curvature of the Lower Aubrey profile. Throughout the greater part of the chasm the slope of the ...

Google previewTravels in the Greater Yellowstone (2009)

by Jack Turner

Talus is a field of rocks you could pick up, scree a field of rocks you could throw. For most Americans such distinctions are of little interest, and only a few appreciate or understand alpine ecology. There exists no standard academic text on the ...

Google previewBe Different (2011)

Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers by John Elder Robison

The dictionary definition says it all: “A talus is a sloping mass of rocky fragments that has fallen from a cliff.” And when it comes to tall buildings...

Google previewThe Whole Foot Book (2012)

A Complete Program for Taking Care of Your Feet by Brett Ryan Fink, MD, Mark Stuart Mizel, MD

The talus is a spool-like surface over which the tibia and fibula rotate. The tibia and fibula are joined together at the syndesmosis, a joint that is tightly bound together by strong ligaments. The motion between the tibia and fibula is small but ...

Google previewTraumatic Disorders of the Ankle (2012)

by W.C. Hamilton

The talus is the key to understanding ankle fractures. Every fractured malleolus is either pushedoffor pulled offbythe talus undergoing pathologic motion (Fig. 6.1) [ 66,101]. Pathologic talar motion canbecomprised of entirely unphysiologic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science (2004)

by John Gunn

Talus caves are interconnected spaces between rocks, large enough for humans to enter and investigate, and which extend beyond daylight; or, a single such space beneath one or more boulders. They are produced by a variety of processes ...

Google previewA military dictionary, explaining and describing the technical terms [&c.] used in the science of war (1778)

by Military dictionary

Talus. The slope allowed to every rampart work.raisedj O-featth, that it may stand the faster, and is more or less, according as the earth islooser or more binding. As for instance, the rampart is not built upright, because it is of earth ; but it goes ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

[talus pes] Any of several deformities of the foot, esp. those occurring ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2015)

by Susan Mayhew

talus A*scree slope formed of *frost shattered rock *debris which has fallen from the peaks above. A talus slope is usually straight, and at an angle of 34–35 .

Google previewA Dictionary of Scientific Terms (1920)

Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition of Terms in Biology, Botany, Zoology, Anatomy, Cytology, Embryology, Physiology by Isabella Ferguson Henderson, William Dawson Henderson

talus, ankle-bone ; calcaneum, heel.] Pert. talus or astragalus and calcaneus, or ankle-bone and heel. talon (täl'ön) n. [L. talus, ankle.] Claw of bird of prey ...

Google previewLexicon Technicum: Or, An Universal English Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences (1725)

Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art, But the Arts Themselves by John Harris

- TALUS, the fame with Aftragalus .

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Talus Meaning

Video shows what talus means. The bone of the ankle.. talus synonyms: anklebone, astragalus. talus pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by Wiktionary ...

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Scrabble value of T1A1L1U1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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