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metatarsus

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (M)
No Taxon metatarsus
Explanation of Names
From Greek meta after, plus tarsus
Identification
metatarsus noun - 1. first joint of tarsus, prominent in some hymenoptera, and also in arachnids. 2. same as hind/rear tarsus of an insect (on the third pair of legs)

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