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cnemis

[nee-mis] /ˈni mɪs/
noun, plural cnemides
[nem-i-deez] /ˈnɛm ɪˌdiz/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology
1.
the tibia or shin.
Origin
< Greek knēmis greave, akin to knḗmē tibia
Related forms
cnemic, cnemial, adjective
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cnemis

/ˈniːmɪs/
noun
1.
(anatomy, zoology) the shin or tibia
Derived Forms
cnemial, adjective
Word Origin
from Greek knēmē leg
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