metatarsus

noun
meta·​tar·​sus | \ ˌme-tə-ˈtär-səs How to pronounce metatarsus (audio) \

Definition of metatarsus

: the metatarsal part of a human foot or of a hind foot in quadrupeds

First Known Use of metatarsus

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metatarsus

New Latin

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“Metatarsus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metatarsus. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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metatarsus

noun
meta·​tar·​sus | \ ˌmet-ə-ˈtär-səs How to pronounce metatarsus (audio) \

Medical Definition of metatarsus

: the part of the human foot or of the hind foot in quadrupeds that is between the tarsus and phalanges, contains when all the digits are present (as in humans) five more or less elongated bones but is modified in many animals with loss or reduction of some bones or fusing of others, and in humans forms the instep

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