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Origin of cnemis

< Greek knēmis greave, akin to knḗmē tibia
Related formscne·mic, cne·mi·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for cnemis

tibia, shank, shinbone, crus, cnemis

British Dictionary definitions for cnemis


  1. anatomy zoology the shin or tibia
Derived Formscnemial, adjective

Word Origin for cnemis

from Greek knēmē leg
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