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(mĕt′ə-tär′sō-fə-lănjē-əl, -fā-)
  1. Of or relating to the metatarsal bones and the phalanges of the foot, especially the articulations between them.
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Examples from the Web for metatarsophalangeal

Historical Examples

  • This occurs most often in the metatarsophalangeal joint of the great toe after forcible flexion.

    Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry

    Maximilian Stern

  • The bursa over the metatarsophalangeal articulation in these cases is nearly always inflamed, and consists of a mere fibrous pad.