long bone

noun

Definition of long bone

  1. :  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

First Known Use of long bone

1697


Medical Dictionary

long bone

noun

Medical Definition of long bone

  1. :  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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