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cnemis

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

the tibia or shin.

RELATED WORDS

tibia, shank, shinbone, crus

Nearby words

cnaa, cnar, cnc, cnd, cnemides, cnemis, cng, cnida, cnidaria, cnidarian, cnido-

Origin of cnemis

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

cnemis

/ (ˈniːmɪs) /

noun

anatomy zoology the shin or tibia
Derived Formscnemial, adjective

Word Origin for cnemis

from Greek knēmē leg
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