Medical Term:

perforating branches of plantar metatarsal arteries


Definition: the perforating branches of the plantar metatarsal arteries, three small arteries that pass dorsally through the second, third, and fourth interosseous spaces of the foot from the plantar metatarsal arteries.

Synonym(s): rami perforantes arteriarum metatarsearum plantariumTA, perforating arteries of foot