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Definition of Metatarsus

Metatarsus: The part of the foot that lies just beyond the tarsus, between the tarsus and the toes. The skeleton of the metatarsus consists of five long bones termed the metatarsals that extend from the tarsus to the phalanges. From the Greek meta-, beyond + tarsos, the tarsus = beyond the tarsus.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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