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Definition of Metatarsals

Metatarsals: Five cylindrical bones extending from the heel (the tarsus) to the toes. The metatarsals are numbered from the inside out, so the first metatarsal extends to the big toe.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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