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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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He was wearing trainers and she had bare feet and he accepted his actions were reckless and resulted in three metatarsal bones in her foot being fractured and her having a plaster pot on it.
The system includes two low-profile plates and a self-cinching suture construct, which corrects Hallux Valgus by reducing the intramedullary angle between the first and second metatarsal bones.
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The purpose of this paper is to report on these authors' experience in the diagnosis and treatment of stress fractures at the base of the second and third metatarsal bones in young ballet dancers.
Dom, who revealed that he went to school with Osama bin Laden in Beirut, where the comedian grew up, is recovering from four broken metatarsal bones in his left foot while filming Total Wipeout in Argentina, to be broadcast at Christmas.
It usually involves an angulation deformity between the first and second metatarsal bones as well.