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[met-uh-tahr-suh s] /ˌmɛt əˈtɑr səs/
noun, plural metatarsi
[met-uh-tahr-sahy] /ˌmɛt əˈtɑr saɪ/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology.
the part of a foot or hind limb, especially its bony structure, included between the tarsus and the toes or phalanges.
Origin of metatarsus
From New Latin, dating back to 1670-80; See origin at meta-, tarsus Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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noun (pl) -si (-saɪ)
the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus, consisting of five long bones
the corresponding skeletal part in other vertebrates
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metatarsus in Medicine

metatarsus met·a·tar·sus (mět'ə-tär'səs)
n. pl. met·a·tar·si (-sī, -sē)
The middle part of the foot that forms the instep and includes the five bones between the toes and ankle.

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