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platycnemia

[ plat-ik-nee-mee-uh, plat-i-nee- ]
/ ˌplæt ɪkˈni mi ə, ˌplæt ɪˈni- /
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noun

(in the shinbone) the state of being laterally flattened.

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Origin of platycnemia

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at platy-, cnemis, -ia
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How to use platycnemia in a sentence

  • The degree of platycnemia may thus vary according to the more or less sedentary or wandering habits of the different populations.

    The Races of Man|Joseph Deniker
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