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metatarsus

 [met″ah-tahr´sus]
the part of the foot between the ankle and the toes, its skeleton being the five bones (metatarsals) extending from the tarsus to the phalanges. See appendix 3-3.
metatarsus pri´mus va´rus angulation of the first metatarsal bone toward the midline of the body, producing an angle sometimes of 20 degrees or more between its base and that of the second metatarsal bone.
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met·a·tar·sus

, pl.

me·ta·tar·si

(met'ă-tar'sŭs, -sī),
The distal portion of the foot between the instep and the toes, having as its skeleton the five long bones (metatarsal bones) articulating proximally with the cuboid and cuneiform bones and distally with the phalanges.
[meta- + G. tarsos, tarsus]
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metatarsus

(mĕt′ə-tär′səs)
n. pl. metatar·si (-sī, -sē)
1. The middle part of the human foot that forms the instep and includes the five bones between the toes and the ankle.
2. The corresponding part of the hind foot in quadrupeds or of the foot in birds.
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metatarsus

The foot region between the ankle and phalanges, including the five metatarsal bones.
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met·a·tar·sus

, pl. metatarsi (met'ă-tahr'sŭs, -sī)
The part of the foot between the tarsus and the toes, having as its skeleton the five long bones (metatarsal bones) articulating posteriorly with the cuboid and cuneiform bones and distally with the phalanges.
[meta- + G. tarsos, tarsus]
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metatarsus

The five bones of the foot.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

metatarsus

the skeleton of the foot between the toes and the tarsus of a TETRAPOD consisting of the five bones of the hind limb. In humans this forms the middle and hind part of the foot. see PENTADACTYL LIMB.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Vascularization was observed inside the metatarsal bones. It is possible that hPTH1-34 induced these effects owing to its ability to directly stimulate MSC differentiation [22, 23] and suppress the apoptosis of osteoblasts [24].
Skin incisions of approximately 3 cm were made on the lateral side of the foot, and the fourth metatarsal bone was exposed and carefully removed after the attached ligaments and joint capsule were dissected.
FIGURE 2: Photomicrograph of an 8 mm long metatarsal bone covered by white fibrous tissue on the surface.
b) on fourth and fifth metatarsal bones, third and fourth 10 spaces: 5 (18.5%);
c) on fourth and fifth metatarsal bones, second, third and fourth IO spaces: 2 (7.4%);
g) on fourth and fifth metatarsal bones, third and fourth IO spaces and lateral to fifth metatarsal bone: 1 (3.7%).
In its distribution in the dorsum of the foot, the MDCn was related mainly with the first metatarsal bone and the first and second interosseous spaces, and the IDCn, in general, with the fourth metatarsal bone and the third and fourth interosseous spaces.
a) medial and on first metatarsal bone, first and second IO spaces: 13 cases (43.3%);
b) medial and on first metatarsal bone and second IO space: 6 (20%);
c) medial to first metatarsal bone, on second metatarsal bone and second IO space: 3 (10%);
d) medial to first metatarsal bone and first IO space: 3 (10%);
e) medial to first metatarsal bone and second IO space: 3 (10%);