One of the metatarsal bones; the five long bones numbered I to V beginning with the bone on the medial side forming the skeleton of the anterior portion of the foot, articulating posteriorly with the three cuneiform and the cuboid bones, anteriorly with the five proximal phalanges.
Synonym: os metatarsale.
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Sagittal section of right knee-joint. Sesamoid bones at the distal end of the first metatarsal bone of the foot. Latin ossa sesamoideum In anatomy, a sesamoid bone is a bone embedded ...
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