Definition of metatarsus in English:


Syllabification: met·a·tar·sus
Pronunciation: /ˌmetəˈtärsəs

noun (plural metatarsi /-sē, -ˌsī/)

  • 1The group of bones in the foot, between the ankle and the toes.
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    • The England skipper had another X-ray yesterday and the second metatarsus bone in his left foot which he broke in April is healing well.
  • 1.1The part of the foot between the ankle and the toes.
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    • For each adult we measured body mass to the nearest 0.01 g using an electronic scale and measured the length of the metatarsus to the nearest 0.1 mm using slide calipers.
    • A double metatarsus operation left his left toe without sensation and he had to skip most of the 1975 season.


late Middle English: modern Latin (see meta-, tarsus).

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