Definition of metatarsal in English:

metatarsal

Syllabification: met·a·tar·sal
Pronunciation: /ˌmetəˈtärsəl
 
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noun

  • 1Any of the bones of the foot (metatarsus).
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    • Common sites are the tibia, fibula, metatarsals, lumbar spine (pars interarticularis), and the hip (proximal femur).
    • On inspection, the toes angle abruptly toward the midline, creating a C-shaped lateral foot border with a prominent styloid process of the fifth metatarsal.
    • They stated that fractures of the proximal part of the diaphysis of the fifth metatarsal mainly occurred in basketball and soccer players.
  • 1.1Any of the equivalent bones in an animal’s hind limb.
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    • The third and fourth metacarpals (front limbs) and metatarsals (hind limbs) are fused to form an elongated cannon bone (a condition also seen in antilocaprids and bovids).
    • There is no indication of any special differentiation of the fifth metatarsal, which is hooked in other squamates.
    • The feathers on the metatarsals were lost on the back wings.

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