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Either of two small metacarpal or metatarsal bones in horses or related animals.
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(Zoology) one of the rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bones in horses and similar animals, occurring on each side of the cannon bone
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one of a pair of rudimentary bones of the horse and allied animals, situated on either side of the shank at the back of the legs.
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|Noun||1.||splint bone - a rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bone on either side of the cannon bone in the leg of a horse or related animal|
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