cnemis

[nee-mis]

noun, plural cnem·i·des [nem-i-deez] /ˈnɛm ɪˌdiz/. Anatomy, Zoology.

the tibia or shin.

Origin of cnemis

< Greek knēmis greave, akin to knḗmē tibia
Related formscne·mic, cne·mi·al, adjective
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Related Words for cnemis

tibia, shank, shinbone, crus

British Dictionary definitions for cnemis

cnemis

noun

anatomy zoology the shin or tibia
Derived Formscnemial, adjective

Word Origin for cnemis

from Greek knēmē leg
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