cannon bone definition

  • noun:
    • A supporting bone tissue regarding the leg in certain hoofed animals, analogous to the metacarpus of this hand and/or metatarsus for the foot in humans.
    • A bone caused by the fusion of metacarpals or metatarsals in some artiodactyls.
    • The metacarpal of a horse.
    • The metatarsal of a horse.
    • In farriery and vet, surg., the functional and total metacarpal or metatarsal bones of a hoofed quadruped, supporting the weight associated with the human body upon your feet.
    • greatly developed metatarsal or metacarpal bone tissue inside shank or cannon an element of the knee in hoofed mammals
    • A supporting bone tissue of this leg in a few hoofed mammals, analogous toward metacarpus of this hand or the metatarsus for the foot in humans.
    • A bone resulting from the fusion of metacarpals or metatarsals in some artiodactyls.
    • The metacarpal of a horse.
    • The metatarsal of a horse.
    • In farriery and vet, surg., among useful and complete metacarpal or metatarsal bones of a hoofed quadruped, supporting the body weight of this human anatomy upon your feet.
    • considerably developed metatarsal or metacarpal bone tissue inside shank or cannon area of the leg in hoofed mammals
  • others:
    • See Canon Bone.
    • See Canon Bone.

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