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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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78-80) variable shades of dark brown, with light scopulae on tarsi I--11 and distal third of metatarsi I--11; tibia I with row of 5 long retro-ventral macrosetae and distal pair of prolateral clasping spurs; metatarsus I with 2 pro-ventral and 3 retro-ventral macrosetae.
Spination: femora I p 0-0-1, II 0, III 0, IV 0 and femora of palps 0; patellae I-IV 0 and patellae of palps 0; tibiae I p 0-1-0, r 2-2-2, II v 2-1-4, p 0-1-0, III v 1-2-1 (apical), r 0-1-0, IV r 0-1-0 and tibiae of palps p 0-1-0; metatarsi I v 0-0-1 (apical), II v 0-(0-1)-3 (apical), III v 0-1-3 (apical), p 0-1-1, r 0-1-1-1, IV v 0-1-3 (apical), p 0-1-1, r 0-1-1, tarsi I-IV and tarsi of palps 0.
yupanqui (Perafan & Perez-Miles 2014)), furthermore by the well-developed scopulae on metatarsi I and II covering 90-100% of this leg segment (contra 5-50% in metatarsi I and 5-30% in metatarsi II in Melloleitaoina) and the presence of scopulae on metatarsi IV covering 25-30% of this leg segment in Bistriopelma gen.
Legs yellow except orange dark brown metatarsi and tarsi having thin yellow scopulae.
Legs cream, dorsally with brown marks on femora II and III, tarsus I and metatarsi I-IV; slight variations in Senegal specimens, markings absent in Yemen specimens.
All metatarsi dorsally with V-shaped invaginations distally; metatarsus I ventrally with few granules, metatarsi III and IV without granules.
Scopulae: All tarsi, 100% scopulate, metatarsi I 50%, metatarsi II 25%, metatarsi III 15% scopulated, metatarsi IV ascopulate.
Legs long, femora and tibiae pale yellow, femora with longitudinal dark brown ventral line, metatarsi and tarsi yellowish brown, metatarsi with basal transverse dark brown band.
First pair of legs stout, with enlarged femora and swollen tibiae, ventral surface of tibiae clothed in very long, dense, black hairs (Figs 14, 22, 23); three pairs of spines on tibiae I and two pairs on metatarsi I.
Measurements (length): palp: femur 0.66, patella 0.16, tibia 0.57, cymbium 0.28; legs 1-4: femora: 1.22, 0.91, 0.86, 1.04; patellae: 0.25, 0.23, 0.22, 0.23; tibiae: 1.24, 0.77, 0.62, 1.17; metatarsi: 1.12, 0.83, 0.78, 1.07; tarsi: 0.70, 0.52, 0.45, 0.53.