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met·a·tar·sus

 (mĕt′ə-tär′səs)
n. pl. met·a·tar·si (-sī, -sē)
1. The middle part of the human foot that forms the instep and includes the five bones between the toes and the ankle.
2. The corresponding part of the hind foot in quadrupeds or of the foot in birds.

metatarsus

(ˌmɛtəˈtɑːsəs)
n, pl -si (-saɪ)
1. (Anatomy) the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus, consisting of five long bones
2. (Zoology) the corresponding skeletal part in other vertebrates

met•a•tar•sus

(ˌmɛt əˈtɑr səs)

n., pl. -si (-sī).
the bones of a vertebrate hind limb between the tarsus and the toes, or phalanges.
[1670–80; < New Latin; see meta-, tarsus]

metatarsus


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The five metatarsal bones located between the ankle and the toes. See metacarpus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metatarsus - the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsusmetatarsus - the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus; the corresponding part of the foot in birds or of the hind foot in quadrupeds
metatarsal - any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes
pedal extremity, vertebrate foot - the extremity of the limb in vertebrates
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
Translations

metatarsus

[ˌmetəˈtɑːsəs] N (metatarsi (pl)) [ˌmetəˈtɑːsaɪ]metatarso m

metatarsus

[ˌmɛtəˈtɑːsəs] nmetatarso

met·a·tar·sus

n. metatarso, la parte formada por los cinco huesecillos del pie situados entre el tarso y los dedos.
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Although he has been doing some jogging this week at the club's training ground as he recovers from the fractured metatarsal bone in his foot, he has yet to kick a ball in anger.
Beckham broke the second metatarsal bone in his left foot when he was tackled by Deportivo La Coruna's Argentinian midfielder Aldo Duscher in Wednesday night's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Old Trafford, which United won 3-2 - 5-2 on aggregate - to reach the last four.
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Owen broke a metatarsal bone in an innocent collision with England keeper Paul Robinson when Newcastle played Tottenham on New Year's Eve.
The Wales-born striker is sidelined from the football pitch after breaking a metatarsal bone in his right foot during a match on New Year's Eve.
Owen is set to be sidelined for up to three months with a fractured metatarsal bone in his right foot following a collision with Spurs keeper Paul Robinson during his side's 2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane.
Parker picked up the injury in the weekend's win over Norwich and tests have shown he has suffered a broken metatarsal bone in his foot.
LIVERPOOL captain Steven Gerrard could miss England's World Cup qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Wales after hobbling out of last night's 2-1 defeat at Manchester United with what is feared to be a broken metatarsal bone in his left foot.
The 18-year-old England forward fractured his fifth metatarsal bone in his foot during the Euro 2004 quarter-final against Portugal but now appears to be on the road to recovery.
Duscher famously committed the reckless challenge which broke Beckham's metatarsal bone, almost forcing him to miss last year's World Cup.
Meanwhile, Celtic and Northern Ireland midfielder Niall McGinn will miss the start of pre-season training after breaking a metatarsal bone in his right foot.