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 flatteningof the tibia.
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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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