[met-uh-tahr-suh s] /ˌmɛt əˈtɑr səs/

noun, plural metatarsi
[met-uh-tahr-sahy] /ˌmɛt əˈtɑr saɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy, Zoology.
the part of a foot or hind limb, especially its bony structure, included between the and the toes or phalanges.
noun (pl) -si (-saɪ)
the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus, consisting of five long bones
the corresponding skeletal part in other vertebrates

metatarsus met·a·tar·sus (mět’ə-tär’səs)
n. pl. met·a·tar·si (-sī, -sē)
The middle part of the foot that forms the instep and includes the five bones between the toes and ankle.


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