metatarsal arch

metatarsal arch
noun
the short lateral arch formed by the heads of the metatarsals
Hypernyms: ↑arch

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Anat.
the short lateral arch of the foot formed by the heads of the metatarsal bones.

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metatarsal arch,
the arch formed by bones across the ball of the foot.

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