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Base of metatarsal 5

Other Terms: Proximal end of metatarsal bone, Upper end of metatarsal bone, Base of metatarsal bone, Basis ossis metatarsi

Description

The base of the bone is the expanded, quadrate-shaped, proximal end.

Etymology

The word base comes from the Latin bassus meaning low. This, in turn, came from the Greek basis meaning a pedestal or foot. In anatomy, the term refers to the lowest part or foundation of a structure.

Latin

Basis ossis metatarsi

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