arch of foot


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arch of foot

(ahrch fut)
1. Longitudinal: consisting of a medial longitudinal arch, including the calcaneus, talus, navicular, three cuneiform bones, and the three medial metatarsals, and a lateral longitudinal arch formed by calcaneus, cuboid and two lateral metatarsals.
2. Transverse: formed by the proximal parts of the metatarsal bones, the three cuneiform bones, and the cuboid.
Synonym(s): arcus pedis.

arch of foot

Any of the four vaulted structures in the foot: the internal (medial) longitudinal, the outer (lateral) longitudinal, and two transverse.
See also: arch