Platycnemism

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Pla`tyc´ne`mism


n.1.(Anat.) Lateral flattening of the tibia.
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This is unusual: steep cobblestone streets may explain this reversal of the trend, since the explanation for platycnemia that has been best tested (Lovejoy et al.
The biomechanical analysis of bone strength: a method and its application to platycnemia, American Journal of Physical Anthropology 44: 489-505.