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

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Recent Examples on the Web Ligaments connect bones, and the ACL connects the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). Colin Hoobler, oregonlive, "Portland Timbers' Sebastian Blanco faces tough rehab from knee injury," 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, "Try these traditional Chinese medicine practices for self-care during quarantine," 14 May 2020 The remains were so well protected, DH7’s left shinbone still had both ends—a profoundly rare find. National Geographic, "See the Full Archive," 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, "3D Printed Body Parts Could One Day Help Wounded Soldiers," 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., "Double-booked surgeries raised concerns at Mass. General, records indicate - The Boston Globe," 24 Nov. 2019 The private had been shot in the legs and shinbone, and his right hand had been shredded, leaving three of his fingers barely attached. oregonlive, "The first American woman in uniform captured by the Nazis: Veterans Day 2019," 11 Nov. 2019 Doctors in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial center, had informed her that Beulah had been born with tibial hemimelia, a rare medical condition characterized by a missing or shortened tibia, or shinbone. Aisha Salaudeen, CNN, "This woman is helping disabled children walk for the first time," 9 Aug. 2019 Shin splints are generally diagnosed by someone noticing tenderness, soreness, or pain along the inner side of the shinbone, and mild swelling in the lower leg. Trihealth,, "Common running injuries," 21 June 2019

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shinbone

: the large bone at the front of the leg between the knee and the ankle


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

Medical Definition of shinbone

: tibia

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