scheenbeen

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Etymology[edit]

scheen (shin) + been (bone). Compare German Schienbein, English shinbone, Danish skinneben, Swedish skenben.

Noun[edit]

scheenbeen n (plural scheenbenen, diminutive scheenbeentje n)

  1. (anatomy) tibia (bone of the leg)
  2. (by extension)? shin, the front of a vertebrate leg beneath the knee

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