Etymology
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metatarsal (adj.)

"of or pertaining to the metatarsus," 1739, from metatarsus "middle bones of the foot" (early 15c.), from Medieval Latin metatarsus, from meta "between, next after" (see meta-) + tarsus (see tarsus (n.)). As a noun, "a metatarsal bone," by 1854.

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Definitions of metatarsal
1
metatarsal (n.)
any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes;
2
metatarsal (adj.)
of or relating to the metatarsus;
metatarsal bones
From wordnet.princeton.edu