metatarsal arterymedical dictionary

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<anatomy> 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 artery, plantar metatarsal artery.

Synonyms: arteria metatarsae.

(05 Mar 2000)

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