Third metatarsal bone

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Bone: Third metatarsal bone
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The third metatarsal. (Left.)
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Bones of the right foot. Dorsal surface.
Latin os metatarsale III
Gray's subject #64 274

The third metatarsal bone articulates proximally, by means of a triangular smooth surface, with the third cuneiform; medially, by two facets, with the second metatarsal; and laterally, by a single facet, with the fourth metatarsal.

This last facet is situated at the dorsal angle of the base.

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