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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.
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.
The five metatarsal bones located between the ankle and the toes. See metacarpus.
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|Noun||1.||metatarsus - 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
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism