- any of the long, cylindrical, marrow-containing bones of the limbs: the long bone of the arm.
Origin of long bone
First recorded in 1855–60
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- One of the elongated bones of the extremities, consisting of a tubular shaft, which is composed of compact bone surrounding a central marrow-filled cavity, and two expanded portions that usually serve as articulation points.
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