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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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(Anatomy) a bone in the legs of horses and other hoofed animals consisting of greatly elongated fused metatarsals or metacarpals
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the greatly developed middle metacarpal or metatarsal bone of hoofed mammals, extending from the hock to the fetlock.
[1825–35; cannon in obsolete sense “tube”]
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|Noun||1.||cannon bone - greatly developed metatarsal or metacarpal bone in the shank or cannon part of the leg in hoofed mammals|
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