A congenital maldevelopment and overgrowth of a tarsal or carpal bone. SYN: dysplasia epiphysialis hemimelia. [tarso- + G. megas, large]

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tar·so·meg·a·ly (tahr″so-megґə-le) enlargement of the os calcis.

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