of or relating to the metatarsus, the part of the foot that includes the bones between the ankle and toes.
a bone in the metatarsus.
- met·a·tar·sal·ly, adverb
- in·ter·met·a·tar·sal, adjective
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How to use metatarsal in a sentence
All specimens from Arteaga have two palmar tubercles; the inner and outer metatarsal tubercles are subequal in size.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico | William E. Duellman
There is no evidence of a pulley joint between the metatarsal and the adjacent phalange.Dragons of the Air | H. G. Seeley
The most common site is over the articulation of the metatarsal bone with the phalanx of the first or last toe.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
The fore-feet have four complete toes (fig. 3, a), but there are only three hind-toes, with a rudiment of the fifth metatarsal.
The five digits of the foot each consist of a metatarsal and of a certain number of phalanges.The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for metatarsal
of or relating to the metatarsus
any bone of the metatarsus
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Scientific definitions for metatarsal
Any of the bones of the feet in humans or the back feet in animals that are located between the tarsal bones and the phalanges.
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