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short bone in Medicine

short bone n.
A bone whose dimensions are approximately equal, consisting of a layer of cortical substance enclosing the spongy substance and marrow.

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  • Straight hocks, rather out than in, with strong, short bone from hock to heel.

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  • Then she added Hugh's whistle and a certain precious whip with a short bone handle and a long lash, which Cleg had given him.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett

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