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tarsus Tweet Definition of tarsus Like Definition of tarsus on Facebook
noun (tars, i)
  1. (anatomy) The part of the foot between the tibia and fibula and the metatarsus.
  2. (anatomy) Any of the seven bones in this part of the foot.
termite Tweet Definition of termite Like Definition of termite on Facebook
noun
  1. A white bodied, wood consuming insect of the order Isoptera.
thigh Tweet Definition of thigh Like Definition of thigh on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) The upper leg, between the hip and the knee.
thrips Tweet Definition of thrips Like Definition of thrips on Facebook
nounsingular and plural
  1. Any one of numerous small insects of the order Thysanoptera, especially those which attack useful plants, as the grain thrips (Thrips cerealium).
tick Tweet Definition of tick Like Definition of tick on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, fauna) A tiny woodland arthropod of the order Acarina.
  2. a mark ((unicode, ✓)) made to indicate agreement, correctness or acknowledgement; checkmark
Indicate that you are willing to receive marketing material by putting a in the box
  1. sheet that wraps around a mattress.
  2. A relatively quiet but sharp sound generally made repeatedly by moving machinery.
The steady of the clock provided a comforting background for the conversation.
  1. (trading) The minimum increment in which prices are quoted for a given instrument.
At midday, the long bond is up a .
  1. (colloquial) A short period of time, particularly a second.
I'll be back in a .
  1. (context, UK, colloquial) short for 'ticket'. Credit, trust.
I bought my groceries at the corner shop on .
verb
  1. To make a clicking noise similar to the movement of the hands in an analog clock.
  2. To make a tick mark.
timbal Tweet Definition of timbal Like Definition of timbal on Facebook
noun
  1. a kettledrum
tracheole Tweet Definition of tracheole Like Definition of tracheole on Facebook
noun
  1. One of the fine branching tubes of the trachea of an insect, which penetrates the tissues to provide oxygen. Derived from diminutive of trachea.
true bug Tweet Definition of true bug Like Definition of true bug on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of various insects of the order Hemiptera and in particular of the suborder Heteroptera, that are wingless or have two pairs of wings, and have mouthparts adapted for piercing and sucking.
tymbal Tweet Definition of tymbal Like Definition of tymbal on Facebook
noun (plural tymbales)
  1. alternative spelling of timbal

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