splint bone

noun

Definition of splint bone

: one of the slender rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bones on either side of the cannon bone in the limbs of the horse and related animals

First Known Use of splint bone

1704, in the meaning defined above

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“Splint bone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splint%20bone. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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splint bone

noun

Medical Definition of splint bone

: one of the slender rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bones on either side of the cannon bone in the limbs of the horse and related animals

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