metatarsal

[ met-uh-tahr-suh l ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈtɑr səl /
Anatomy

adjective

of or relating to the metatarsus, the part of the foot that includes the bones between the ankle and toes.

noun

a bone in the metatarsus.

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Origin of metatarsal

First recorded in 1730–40; meta- + tarsal

OTHER WORDS FROM metatarsal

met·a·tar·sal·ly, adverbin·ter·met·a·tar·sal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metatarsal

metatarsal
/ (ˌmɛtəˈtɑːsəl) anatomy /

adjective

of or relating to the metatarsus

noun

any bone of the metatarsus
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Medical definitions for metatarsal

metatarsal
[ mĕt′ə-tärsəl ]

adj.

Of or relating to the metatarsus.

n.

Any of the five long bones that form the anterior portion of the foot and articulate posteriorly with the three cuneiform and the cuboid bones and anteriorly with the five proximal phalanges.
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Scientific definitions for metatarsal

metatarsal
[ mĕt′ə-tärsəl ]

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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