Endochondral tarsal bone articulating with centralia and metatarsal 3. [ VSAO:0005054 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateral_cuneiform_bone ]

Synonyms: distal tarsal 3 bone tarsal 3 cuneiforme 3 lateral cuneiform bone lateral cuneiform os cuneiforme laterale external cuneiform bone of foot third cuneiform bone ectocuneiforme os tarsale III external cuneiform

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Term information

database cross reference


latin term
os cuneiforme laterale [ NominaAnatomicaVeterinaria:2005 ]

latin term
os tarsale III [ NominaAnatomicaVeterinaria:2005 ]


The lateral cuneiform (also known as third cuneiform / external cuneiform) intermediate in size between the other two cuneiform bones, is also wedge-shaped, the base being uppermost. It occupies the center of the front row of the tarsal bones, between the second cuneiform medially, the cuboid laterally, the navicular posteriorly and the third metatarsal in front. [WP,unvetted]

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external comment

In some types, the cuneiform is found as two or three bones, in which case the more anterior ('dorsal' in dorsal/plantar terminology) is the ectocuneiform, while the more posterior or plantar bones are the mesocuneiform and entocuneiform.[Palaeos]

external definition

Small element that articulates anteriorly with metatarsal III. It may be fused to tarsal 2.[AAO]

has related synonym

os cuneiforme tertium

3rd cuneiform

foor distal carpal bone 3

distal tarsal 3

os cuneiforme laterale

ossa cuneiforme laterale