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articulatio talocruralis

Definition:

a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula, and the proximal end of the talus

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Usage:

Latin

Plural:

articulationes talocrurales

Part of:

leg » body

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

anklebone

Synonyms:

ankle | ankle joint | mortice joint [British spelling] | mortise joint [American/Canadian spelling]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Ankle | talocrural region | ankle joint proper | talocrural joint

the region where the foot and the leg meet. The ankle includes three joints: the ankle joint proper or talocrural joint, the subtalar joint, and the Inferior tibiofibular joint. The movements produced at this joint are dorsiflexion and plantaflexion of... (40 of 1644 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Ankle

Collins Dictionary:

ankle joint [anatomy]

the joint made by the two leg bones (the tibia and the fibula) and the talus (16 of 357 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ankle-joint

Britannica Encyclopedia:

ankle [anatomy]

in humans, hinge-type, freely moving synovial joint between the foot and leg. The ankle contains seven tarsal bones that articulate with each other, ... (23 of 111 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/26004​/ankle

New World Dictionary:

ankle | ankled [past tense] | ankling [present participle]

the joint that connects the foot and the leg | the area of the leg between the foot and calf | to walk | [United States] to fail to go on with (an ... (30 of 66 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ankle

Oxford Dictionary:

ankle | ankling | leave [synonym, sense-specific] | ankled [derived]

the joint connecting the foot with the leg | the narrow part of the leg between the ankle joint and the calf | [with adverbial of direction, United ... (26 of 150 words, 5 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ankle

Wiktionary:

ankle | ankles [plural] | ankled [past tense] | ankling [present participle] | ancle [obsolete, sense-specific]

The skeletal joint which connects the foot with the leg; the uppermost portion of the foot and lowermost portion of the leg, which contain this skeletal joint. | [United States, slang] To walk. | [cycling] To cyclically angle the foot at the ankle... (41 of 92 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ankle

Merriam-Webster:

ankle

the joint between the foot and the leg ; also, the region of this joint | the joint between the cannon bone and pastern (as in the horse) (27 of 67 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ankle

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ankle [countable] | ankles [plural]

the part at the bottom of your leg where your foot joins your leg (14 of 52 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ankle

American Heritage Dictionary:

ankle

The joint formed by the articulation of the lower leg bones with the talus. The ankle connects the foot with the leg. | The slender section of the leg ... (28 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ankle

Random House Dictionary:

ankle

[humans] the joint between the foot and the leg, in which movement occurs in two planes. | the corresponding joint in a quadruped or bird; hock. | the ... (26 of 43 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/ankle

Cambridge Dictionary:

ankle

the joint (place where two bones are connected) between the foot and the leg, or the thin part of the leg just above the foot (25 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ankle

Columbia Encyclopedia:

leg | femur | fibula | tibia

one of the paired limbs of an animal used for support of the body and for locomotion. Properly, the human leg is that portion of the extremity between ... (28 of 142 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0829269​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

ankle | ankles [plural]

the joint that connects the leg bones with the highest bone in the foot | the slender part of the leg immediately above the ankle (24 of 61 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861585710​/definition​.html  [offline]

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