metatarsus

[ met-uh-tahr-suh s ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈtɑr səs /

noun, plural met·a·tar·si [met-uh-tahr-sahy] /ˌmɛt əˈtɑr saɪ/. Anatomy, Zoology.

the part of a foot or hind limb, especially its bony structure, included between the tarsus and the toes or phalanges.

Origin of metatarsus

From New Latin, dating back to 1670–80; see origin at meta-, tarsus
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British Dictionary definitions for metatarsus

metatarsus
/ (ˌmɛtəˈtɑːsəs) /

noun plural -si (-saɪ)

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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Medical definitions for metatarsus

metatarsus
[ mĕt′ə-tärsəs ]

n. pl. met•a•tar•si (-sī, -sē)

The middle part of the foot that forms the instep and includes the five bones between the toes and ankle.
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