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Meaning of CANON BONE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Can"on bone`\ [F. canon, fr. L. canon a rule. See
{canon}.] (Anat.)
The shank bone, or great bone above the fetlock, in the fore
and hind legs of the horse and allied animals, corresponding
to the middle metacarpal or metatarsal bone of most mammals.
See {Horse}.

 

 

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