Definition of metatarso-phalangeal in English:

metatarso-phalangeal

adjective

Anatomy Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or (especially) connecting the metatarsus and the phalanges.

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • A metatarso-phalangeal joint.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Knox (1791–1862), anatomist and ethnologist. From metatarso- + phalangeal, after French metatarso-phalangienne.

Pronunciation

metatarso-phalangeal

/mɛtəˌtɑːsəʊfəˈlan(d)ʒɪəl/