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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Legs yellow except orange dark brown metatarsi and tarsi having thin yellow scopulae.
Metatarsi three- segmented, tarsomere II bearing apical row of four black-tipped ventral spines, tarsomere II and III subequal.
34) latifrons Lessert Males 1 Tibiae and metatarsi of legs I and II with fringe of long black hairs (Fig.
First tibiae with single prolateral spine, two retrolateral and four pairs of ventral spines; metatarsi with three pairs on ventral surface.
Legs long, femora and tibiae pale yellow, femora with paired longitudinal dark brown ventral lines, tibiae with dorsodistal dark brown transverse band, metatarsi and tarsi yellowish brown.
Forelegs relatively long and armed with spines; tibiae and metatarsi with one to three rows of raptorial spines along the anterior prolateral surfaces, where long erect spines are interspersed by three or four smaller bent ones (e.
First pair of legs long and robust, with slightly swollen tibiae; only single stout short tibial spine present, metatarsi I with one pair of ventral spines.
Leg spination: tibiae I and II with eight ventral pairs of spines; metatarsi I with six ventral pairs of spines; metatarsi II with five ventral pairs of spines.
Leg formula 4123; legs covered in black and white feathery and short straight setae corresponding with markings, with short leg spines on femora, tibiae and metatarsi, and trichobothria and short erect white setae on tibiae, metatarsi and tarsi (Figs 17-21); feathery setae absent on tarsi, claw tufts dense (Fig.
Legs: all legs similar in thickness, reddish-brown above and light yellowish-brown below except tarsi of palp and metatarsi and tarsi of all legs that are black above and reddish-brown below.