Metatarsus definition

mĕtə-tärsəs
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The middle part of the human foot that forms the instep and includes the five bones between the toes and the ankle.
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The corresponding part of the hind foot in quadrupeds or of the foot in birds.
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The part of the human foot consisting of the five bones between the ankle and toes.
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The corresponding part of a land vertebrate's hind limb.
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The bone between the tibia and the phalanges in a bird's leg.
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The middle part of the human foot that forms the instep and includes the five bones between the toes and the ankle.
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The corresponding part of the hind foot in quadrupeds or of the foot in birds.
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The part of the foot between the toes and the ankle, especially its five bones.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
metatarsus
Plural:
metatarsi

Origin of metatarsus

  • From New Latin metatarsus, from meta + tarsus.

    From Wiktionary