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The foot (or corresponding part of the hindlimb) in terrestrial vertebrates, consisting of a number of rod-shaped bones (metatarsals) that articulate with the bones of the ankle (see tarsus) and those of the toes (see phalanges). The number of metatarsals varies between species: in the basic pentadactyl limb there are five, but this number is reduced in some species.

Subjects: Biological Sciences — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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