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

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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]


Endochondral tarsal bone articulating with centralia and metatarsal 3.

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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 exact synonym

distal tarsal 3 bone

tarsal 3

cuneiforme 3

lateral cuneiform bone

lateral cuneiform

os cuneiforme laterale

external cuneiform bone of foot

third cuneiform bone


os tarsale III

external cuneiform

has related synonym

os cuneiforme tertium

3rd cuneiform

distal tarsal 3

foor distal carpal bone 3

os cuneiforme laterale

ossa cuneiforme laterale