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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ta"lus
  1. [Anat] The astragalus.
  2. [Surg] A variety of clubfoot (Talipes calcaneus). See the Note under Talipes.

Etymology: L., the ankle, the ankle bone

noun Ta"lus
  1. [Fort] A slope; the inclination of the face of a work.
  2. [Geol] A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.

Etymology: F

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
  2. A sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff

From Latin.

  1. (anatomy) The bone of the ankle.

From French talus.

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

    talus was also found in the following language(s): French and Latin

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    Talus was born in 1933. He died on February 19th, 2015.


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    Fun Facts about the name Talus

    • How Popular is the name Talus? Talus is the 51,926th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Talus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37 babies born with the first name Talus in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Talus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2005 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
    • When was Talus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Talus is Sunday, November 28th, 1897.
    • What year had the most people named Talus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Talus was in 2005 with a total of 9 babies.
    • Random Talus Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Talus is not a popular baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2005.
    • Weird things about the name Talus: Your name in reverse order is Sulat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Utsal. How do you pronounce that?

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    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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