metatarsus

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metatarsus

1. the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus, consisting of five long bones
2. the corresponding skeletal part in other vertebrates

metatarsus

[‚med·ə′tär·səs]
(anatomy)
The part of a foot or hindfoot between the tarsus and the phalanges.
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After analysing all the archaeological metapods and comparing them with the ethnographic and experimental metatarsal bones, it was concluded that the actions which caused the marks and modifications on the surfaces of all the bones had the same purpose: they were employed by smiths as anvils for serrating sawtooth sickle blades.
Ledley suffered a fracture to his fifth metatarsal bone and said: 'I put my foot down and felt a click, or a snap.
For the first time, the club revealed that his metatarsal bone has been broken in an area which involves a joint.
The Manchester United striker seems unlikely to play in the World Cup finals in Germany this summer after breaking a metatarsal bone in the 3-0 defeat by Chelsea on Saturday.
The striker moved to Newcastle United from Real Madrid in a pounds 16m transfer last summer, but is currently sidelined after breaking a metatarsal bone in his right foot during a match on New Year's Eve.
And they are now without captain Steven Gerrard for at least two months after he broke his metatarsal bone in last Monday's 2-1 defeat at Manchester United.
Murphy was confirmed to have fractured the second metatarsal bone of his left foot during a scan today.
McCoy's injury is listed as a bruised fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot.
Caldwell, who has been one of the Reds' stand-out players this season, broke a metatarsal bone in an accident at college last week.
The midfielder has gone under the knife to have a pin inserted in his fifth metatarsal bone after breaking it while running.
Now the 22-year-old Lancastrian has his left foot in plaster after breaking the metatarsal bone on the little toe.
The Hull City full-back will have scans this week to reveal the full extent of the damage to a suspected cracked metatarsal bone in his foot, which is likely to keep him out of the crucial Millennium Stadium clash.