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metatarsal artery


Definition: one of four dorsal or four plantar arteries coursing in relation to the metatarsal bones, each dividing distally into a medial and a lateral digital artery, serving the dorsal or plantar aspects of adjacent sides of two toes.

See: dorsal metatarsal arteries, plantar metatarsal arteries

Synonym(s): arteria metatarsalisTA

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