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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