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cannon bone

noun

Definition of CANNON BONE

:  a bone in hoofed mammals that extends from the knee or hock to the fetlock; especially :  the enlarged metacarpal or metatarsal of the third digit of a horse

Origin of CANNON BONE

French canon, literally, cannon
First Known Use: 1834

cannon bone

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CANNON BONE

:  a bone in hoofed mammals that supports the leg from the hock joint to the fetlock

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