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lateral part of longitudinal arch of foot


Definition: the lower (more shallow) aspect of the longitudinal arch of the foot formed by calcaneus, cuboid, and two lateral metatarsals; the combined arch is supported normally by ligaments, intrinsic muscles, and the tendons of extrinsic muscles of the foot.

Synonym(s): pars lateralis arcus pedis longitudinalisTA, arcus pedis longitudinalis pars lateralis, lateral longitudinal arch of foot

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