metatarsal bones

metatarsal bones
ossa metatarsi.

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  • metatarsal — metatarsally, adv. /met euh tahr seuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the metatarsus. n. 2. a bone in the metatarsus. [1730 40; META + TARSAL] * * * ▪ bone       any of several tubular bones between the ankle (tarsal) bones and each of the… …   Universalium

  • metatarsal arch — noun the short lateral arch formed by the heads of the metatarsals • Hypernyms: ↑arch * * * Anat. the short lateral arch of the foot formed by the heads of the metatarsal bones. * * * metatarsal arch, the arch formed by bones across the ball of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • metatarsal pad — 1. a specialized collection of fibrous and adipose tissue underlying the metatarsal bones to form a cushion for the anterior part of the foot. 2. a soft pad inserted in a shoe to cushion the metatarsal region …   Medical dictionary

  • metatarsal arch — Anat. the short lateral arch of the foot formed by the heads of the metatarsal bones. * * * …   Universalium

  • metatarsal ligament deep transverse — ligamentum metatarsale transversum profundum. NOTE: the term may be used to denote any of the series of bands connecting two adjacent metatarsal bones or may describe the entire series of four bands collectively …   Medical dictionary

  • metatarsal — I noun any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os • Part Holonyms: ↑metatarsus II adjective of or relating to the metatarsus metatarsal bones …   Useful english dictionary

  • metatarsal — [met΄ə tär′səl] adj. of the metatarsus n. any of the bones of the metatarsus: see SKELETON …   English World dictionary

  • dorsal ligaments of bases of metatarsal bones — ligamenta metatarsalia dorsalia …   Medical dictionary

  • interosseous ligaments of bases of metatarsal bones — ligamenta metatarsalia interossea …   Medical dictionary

  • metatarsal — 1. Relating to the metatarsus or to one of the m. bones. See m. (bones) [I–V], under bone. 2. Any one of the m. bones. * * * meta·tar·sal .met ə tär səl adj of, relating to, or being the part of the human foot or of the hind foot in quadrupeds… …   Medical dictionary

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