Definition of coffin bone in English:

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coffin bone

noun

The terminal bone in a horse’s hoof (the distal phalanx).
Example sentences
  • A condition in which the connection between the ‘coffin bone’ in the foreleg and the membrane inside wears away, causing the hoof to fall off, Laminitis is a sure killer in the wild.
  • Once Laminitis sets in, the structures connecting the ‘coffin bone’ and membrane inside the outer hoof, called Laminae, start to slowly degenerate.
  • Once the disease sets in, the connecting structures between what is called the coffin bone and the membrane inside the outer hoof Laminae degenerate.

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