Plantar arterial arch

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plantar arterial arch --> plantar arch

The arterial arch formed by the lateral plantar artery running across the bases of the metatarsal bones and anastomosing with the dorsal pedis artery, either of two bony arch's of the foot, longitudinal arch or transverse arch.

See: medial longitudinal arch of foot, lateral longitudinal arch of foot, transverse arch of foot.

Synonym: arcus plantaris, plantar arterial arch.