American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the metatarsus.
- n. Any of the bones of the metatarsus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the metatarsus, or to one of the bones that form it.
- n. One of the bones of the metatarsus. They are not more than five in number, reckoned as first, etc., from the inner to the outer side of the foot. When there are fewer than five, it is always the lateral metatarsals which have disappeared, so that an animal with three metatarsals has lost the first and fifth; in one with a single metatarsal the third or middle one remains. Metatarsals may ankylose together, as two do in the metatarsus of the ox, and three in that of any recent bird : in the latter case the compound bone is further complicated by fusion with it of tarsal elements, constituting a tarsometatarsus (which see). See cut at metatarsus
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the metatarsus.
- adj. of or relating to the metatarsus
- n. any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes
“Unlike at Chelsea, where he was hindered by a long-term metatarsal injury, he is central to the Tottenham set-up, in which he provides the platform for the creative talents in front of him.”
“David Beckham 2002 Inadvertently pushed the word metatarsal into the cultural consciousness when he broke his while playing for Manchester United against Deportivo”
“During a trip to Morocco in December, he underwent a procedure known as a metatarsal osteotomy.”
“A displaced bone, called a metatarsal, becomes prominent on the inside of the foot.”
“I wonder why someone would call their metatarsal a metaTOEsal....”
“The news about Van Persie could not come at a worse time for Arsenal, who saw left-back Kieran Gibbs break a metatarsal last week, an injury which will keep him out for three months.”
“Owners can now just hope he doesn't break a metatarsal over the international break.”
“Four years ago the word "metatarsal" entered the popular lexicon after David Beckham broke his toe on the eve of the World Cup.”
“On dissection it is found, especially in hallux flexus, that the inferior portions of the collateral ligaments are contracted, and that the cartilage of that part of the head of the metatarsal which is exposed on the dorsum is converted into fibrous tissue; there may also be other changes characteristic of arthritis deformans.”
“There is a long bone, termed 'metatarsal', answering to the metacarpal, for each digit; and the 'tarsus', which corresponds with the carpus, presents four short polygonal bones in a row, which correspond very closely with the four carpal bones of the second row of the hand.”
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