- the part of a foot or hind limb, especially its bony structure, included between the tarsus and the toes or phalanges.
Origin of metatarsus
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To the tarsus succeeds the metatarsus, whose form reminds us very much of that of the metacarpals.Artistic Anatomy of Animals
Met a tar' sal, one of the bones of the metatarsus, between the ankle and the toes.A Guide for the Study of Animals
There is great similarity between Dinosaurs and Pterodactyles seen in the region of the instep, known as the metatarsus.Dragons of the Air
H. G. Seeley
The bones of the carpus, tarsus, metacarpus and metatarsus are all free; the toes are four to two in number on each foot.
The metatarsus is bald, and the pollex and hallux are very well developed.
- 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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- The middle part of the foot that forms the instep and includes the five bones between the toes and ankle.
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