Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being platycnemic; breadth and flatness of the tibia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) Lateral flattening of the tibia.

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  • noun anatomy Lateral flattening of the tibia.

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Examples

  • Immediately beneath the skull lay the greater part of a human tibia, presenting the peculiar compression known as a platycnemism to the degree of affording a latitudinal index of .512; while beneath and surrounding it lay the fragments of a large number of human bones, probably constituting an entire individual.

    An Introduction to the mortuary customs of the North American Indians

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