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knucklebone

[nuhk-uh l-bohn] /ˈnʌk əlˌboʊn/
noun
1.
(in humans) any of the bones forming a knuckle of a finger.
2.
(in quadrupeds) a bone homologous with a wrist, ankle, or finger bone of humans, or its knobbed end.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see knuckle, bone
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British Dictionary definitions for knucklebone

knucklebone

/ˈnʌkəlˌbəʊn/
noun
1.
any bone forming part of a knuckle or knuckle joint
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knucklebone in Medicine

knucklebone knuck·le·bone (nŭk'əl-bōn')
n.
A knobbed bone, as of a knuckle or joint.

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