Definition of Metatarsus

1. Noun. The skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus; the corresponding part of the foot in birds or of the hind foot in quadrupeds.

Terms within: Metatarsal
Group relationships: Pedal Extremity, Vertebrate Foot
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Structure
Derivative terms: Metatarsal

Definition of Metatarsus

1. n. That part of the skeleton of the hind or lower limb between the tarsus and phalanges; metatarse. It consists, in the human foot, of five bones. See Illustration in Appendix.

Definition of Metatarsus

1. Noun. The part of the foot between the toes and the ankle, especially its five bones. ¹

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Definition of Metatarsus

1. [n -TARSI]

Medical Definition of Metatarsus

1. Origin: NL. See Meta-, and Tarsus. That part of the skeleton of the hind or lower limb between the tarsus and phalanges; metatarse. It consists, in the human foot, of five bones. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Metatarsus

metatarsal artery
metatarsal bone
metatarsal bones
metatarsal reflex
metatarsal vein
metatarsophalangeal articulations
metatarsophalangeal joint
metatarsophalangeal joints
metatarsus (current term)
metatarsus adductovarus
metatarsus atavicus
metatarsus latus
metatarsus varus
metatartaric acid

Literary usage of Metatarsus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Of or pertaining to the metatarsus, or to one of the bones that form it. un ... Metatarsals may anky lose together, as two do in the metatarsus of the ox, ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"Relating or belonging to the metatarsus. ... Relating to the metatarsus and phalanges. ... of the metatarsus and the corresponding phalanges. ..."

3. Explorations in Turkestan, Expedition of 1904: Prehistoric Civilizations of by Raphael Pumpelly (1908)
"Right metatarsus I, II 1060: Length of metatarsus I (from upper edge of ... Left metatarsus I, III 77. Right metatarsus I, II 648, symmetric with the left. ..."

4. Atlas and Epitome of Operative Surgery by Otto Zuckerkandl (1902)
"The dorsal incision begins on the extensor aspect over the tarsometatarsal joint, and passes in the longitudinal axis of the metatarsus to the lower end of ..."

5. A Course of Instruction in Zootomy (vertebrata.) by Thomas Jeffery Parker (1906)
"Left tarso-metatarsus of an unhatched embryo, with the distal end of the tibio-tarsus, viewed from the anterior (dorsal) face (x 5). ..."

6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"Right tarso-metatarsus of Lams delawarensis; proximal extremity viewed ... Direct view from above, proximal extremity of the right tarso-metatarsus of ..."

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