from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or relating to the metatarsus.
- noun Any of the bones of the metatarsus.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to the metatarsus, or to one of the bones that form it.
- noun One of the bones of the metatarsus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the metatarsus.
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- adjective Of the
- noun Any of the bones of the
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of or relating to the metatarsus
- noun any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes
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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
A displaced bone, called a metatarsal, becomes prominent on the inside of the foot.
During a trip to Morocco in December, he underwent a procedure known as a metatarsal osteotomy.
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.