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metatarsal artery

metatarsal artery in Medicine

metatarsal artery n.

  1. Any of the three branches of the arcuate artery supplying the three lateral toes and the lateral side of the second toe through the dorsal digital artery; dorsal metatarsal artery.

  2. Any of the four branches of the plantar arch that divide into the plantar digital arteries to supply the toes; plantar metatarsal artery.

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