metatarsal (bones)

met·a·tar·sal (bones)

(met'ă-tahr'săl bōnz)
The five long bones numbered I-V, beginning with the bone on the medial side forming the skeleton of the anterior portion of the foot, articulating posteriorly with the three cuneiform and the cuboid bones, anteriorly with the five proximal phalanges.
Synonym(s): ossa metatarsi.
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