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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: met'a-tar'sus, -si

Definition: The distal portion of the foot between the instep and the toes, having as its skeleton the five long bones (metatarsal bones) articulating proximally with the cuboid and cuneiform bones and distally with the phalanges.

[meta- + G. tarsos, tarsus]

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