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cannon bone

in veterinary medicine, the third metacarpal bone in the horse. This is the main bone that lies between the carpal and fetlock joints in the forelimb.
[M.E., fr. It. cannone, fr. canna, cane]
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cannon bone

n.
A supporting bone of the leg in some hoofed mammals, analogous to the metacarpus of the hand or the metatarsus of the foot in humans.
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