great pastern bone
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[ pas-tern ]
/ ˈpæs tərn /
the part of the foot of a horse, cow, etc., between the fetlock and the hoof.
either of the two bones of this part, the upper or first phalanx (great pastern bone) and the lower or second phalanx (small pastern bone), between which is a joint (pastern joint).
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British Dictionary definitions for great pastern bone
/ (ˈpæstən) /
the part of a horse's foot between the fetlock and the hoof
Also called: fetter bone either of the two bones that constitute this part
Word Origin for pastern
C14: from Old French pasturon, from pasture a hobble, from Latin pāstōrius of a shepherd, from pastor
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