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dorsal metatarsal arteries


Definition: four arteries arising from the dorsalis pedis (I) and arcuate (II–IV) arteries and running distally on the dorsum of the interosseous muscles of the foot; terminate as dorsal digital arteries.

Synonym(s): arteriae metatarsale dorsaleTA

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