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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Wearing these clogs, combined with heavy physical activity, these farmers suffered repeated micro-trauma to their foot bones.
His foot bones became markedly destroyed, to the extent that the ankle joint became flail and non-functional.
Other structural issues, like knock knees or the presence of extra foot bones such as an accessory navicular (associated with certain types of flat feet) or an os trigonum (located behind the ankle), may make pointework too difficult and painful.
Researchers also found that a control region of GDF6 that regulates activity in the wrist and foot bones and the tospeak gene overlap.
Skeleton FS 1374C comprises the post-cranial fragments of a mature adult, including ribs, vertebrae, arm, leg and foot bones.
Since the foot consists of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, and foot bones don't mature until around age 14, obese children are at greater risk for Sever's disease--an inflammation of the heel's growth plate due to muscle strain and repetitive stress.
Data taken from the skull, hand, leg, and foot bones suggest that the man was between twenty-eight and thirty-two years old, was in good health, and stood five feet tall.
He also sold turtle parts, such as shells, legs and foot bones, which were made into buttons, dishes, necklaces, ornaments, etc.
The professor also explained how the cremated remains of the dead are carefully placed into urns to reflect the living body, thus the foot bones are placed in first and skull bones last.
The implants then were put into sheep with lesions in their foot bones.
Round thick bones slide up, slippery knee-bones float between the long strips of cartilage, fine foot bones connect in an intricate puzzle long remembered.