long bone

noun

Definition of long bone

: any of the elongated bones supporting a vertebrate limb and consisting of an essentially cylindrical shaft that contains bone marrow and ends in enlarged heads for articulation with other bones — compare diaphysis, epiphysis

Examples of long bone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Underneath the uniform were a single tooth, two right rib fragments, one long bone fragment and the metatarsal from a right pinkie. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Aug. 2021 The 10 cm long bone is thought to have come from a mammal and has a series of notches along it, suggesting it could have been used as a tally stick. Rachel Wood, CNN, 21 May 2021 Two days into his first training camp, Adams had a broken foot, an injury that required surgery to insert a screw in the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 18 Mar. 2021 Two days into his first training camp, Adams had a broken foot, an injury that required surgery to insert a screw in the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 18 Mar. 2021 Two days into his first training camp, Adams had a broken foot, an injury that required surgery to insert a screw in the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 18 Mar. 2021 Two days into his first training camp, Adams had a broken foot, an injury that required surgery to insert a screw in the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 18 Mar. 2021 Two days into his first training camp, Adams had a broken foot, an injury that required surgery to insert a screw in the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 18 Mar. 2021 Two days into his first training camp, Adams had a broken foot, an injury that required surgery to insert a screw in the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 18 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of long bone

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Long bone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20bone. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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long bone

noun

Medical Definition of long bone

: any of the elongated bones supporting a vertebrate limb and consisting of an essentially cylindrical shaft that contains bone marrow and ends in enlarged heads for articulation with other bones

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