coffin bone

noun
the terminal phalanx in the foot of the horse and allied animals, enclosed in the hoof.

Origin:
1710–20

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coffin bone
 
n
the terminal phalangeal bone inside the hoof of the horse and similar animals

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These structures normally attach the hoof wall to the coffin bone.
Each leg ends in a single digit called the coffin bone.
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