cannon bone

noun

Definition of cannon bone

  1. :  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 and Etymology of cannon bone

French canon, literally, cannon


First Known Use: 1834


Medical Dictionary

cannon bone

noun

Medical Definition of cannon bone

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


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