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Animal biology

Skeleton of a horse

 

Skeleton of a horse: large hoofed and maned domestic animal of the ungulate family. Raised by humans for pulling loads and for transportation.
Atlas: first bone of the neck.
Cervical vertebrae: bones of the neck.
Thoracic vertebrae: bones that form the dorsal part of the thoracic cage.
Lumbar vertebrae: the bones of the lumbar region of the back.
Sacrum: the set of sacral vertebrae.
Caudal vertebrae: bones of the tail.
Pelvis: the set of bones to which are attached the rear legs.
Femur: thigh bone.
Patella: bone that allows the flexion of the thigh on the gaskin.
Tibia: leg bone.
Calcaneus: bone that forms the hock tip.
Tarsus: bone forming the joint between the tibia and the metatarsus.
Metatarsus: hock bone.
Phalanges: toe bones.
Third phalange: the toe bone furthest from the metatarsus.
Second phalange: middle toe bone.
First phalange: the toe bone closest to the metatarsus.
Cannon bone: cannon bone.
Carpus: wrist bone.
Radius: forearm bone.
Sternum: bone forming the underside of the thoracic cage.
Humerus: arm bone.
Rib: bone of the thoracic cage.
Scapula: shoulder bone.
Mandible: lower jaw.
Tooth: hard organ used to chew food.
Orbital cavity: cavity of the skull which contains the eye.
Skull: bony case of the skull.




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