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the prominent anterior edge of the tibia and lower leg.
an·te·ri·or bor·der of tib·i·a[TA]
the sharp subcutaneous ridge of the tibia that extends from the tuberosity to the anterior part of the medial malleolus.
shin(shin) the prominent anterior edge of the tibia or the leg.
saber shin marked anterior convexity of the tibia, seen in congenital syphilis and in yaws.
a. The front part of the leg below the knee and above the ankle.
b. The shinbone.
1. The anterior aspect of the leg, from knee to ankle.
2. Synonym(s): anterior border of tibia.
shinThe front part of the leg below the knee and above the ankle. The surface of the TIBIA that lies close under the skin.
shinanterior lower-leg area, inferior to the knee (see tibia)
in horses, the large metacarpal and metatarsal bones, especially the dorsal surface.
see sore shins (below).
periostitis of the shins seen most commonly in 2- and 3-year-old thoroughbreds in hard training, mostly in the forelimbs. The horse is lame and worsens with work. In severe cases an enlargement is visible.