metatarsal artery


n.

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.
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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