coffin bone


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coffin bone

n.
The bone enclosed inside a horse's hoof.

coffin bone

n
(Zoology) the terminal phalangeal bone inside the hoof of the horse and similar animals

cof′fin bone`


n.
the terminal phalanx in the foot of the horse and allied animals, enclosed in the hoof.
[1710–20]
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Laminae are small, interlocking fingers that are responsible for attaching the hoof to the coffin bone.
He said: "Midnite's issue is he's actually missing his hoof and his coffin bone.
In extremely severe cases, the laminitis can be severe enough to allow rotation of the coffin bone leading to loss of the animal.