shin·​bone | \ ˈshin-ˌbōn How to pronounce shinbone (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web And defensive players and linemen who have had surgery to replace or repair their meniscus, the knee cartilage that cushions the shinbone from the thighbone? Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Apr. 2021 Due to a congenital abnormality, Frech was born with only one finger on his left hand and missing his left knee and shinbone. Emily Burack,, 25 Aug. 2021 Woods is back in his Florida home recovering from multiple surgeries, including procedures to repair two broken bones in his lower right leg with a rod in his shinbone. Stefanie Dazio, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Apr. 2021 Ligaments connect bones, and the ACL connects the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). Colin Hoobler, oregonlive, 11 Sep. 2020 Another acupressure point, which is said to nourish the blood, is found just below the knee on the outer side of the shinbone. NBC News, 14 May 2020 The remains were so well protected, DH7’s left shinbone still had both ends—a profoundly rare find. National Geographic, 1 Apr. 2020 Another team is developing a working meniscus, a thick piece of cartilage that sits between the thigh bone and shinbone. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 20 Feb. 2020 In the same 2010 e-mail, Dunn cited the case of another patient who suffered compartment syndrome during surgery on a broken shinbone., 24 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of shinbone

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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shin·​bone | \ ˈshin-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn How to pronounce shinbone (audio) \

Medical Definition of shinbone

: tibia

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