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Noun: astragalus (astragali)  u'stra-gu-lus
  1. The bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
    - anklebone, astragal, talus
Noun: Astragalus
  1. Large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regions; largest genus in the family Leguminosae
    - genus Astragalus

Derived forms: astragali

Type of: bone, os[2], rosid dicot genus

Part of: ankle, ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis, mortise joint, Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae

Encyclopedia: Astragalus