flat bone meaning

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  • Noun: flat bone
    1. Part of the sirloin next to the wedge bone

    Derived forms: flat bones

    Type of: cut of beef

    Part of: sirloin

    Encyclopedia: Flat bone

  • [Medicine]
    n : any of various bones (as of the skull, the jaw, the pelvis, or the rib cage) not rounded in cross section


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  1. the sternum is a long, flat bone and is vital in the production of red blood cells
  2. Dog biscuits may be sold in a flat bone-shape.
  3. Like the other cranial bones it is classed as a flat bone.
  4. In an adult, most red blood cells are formed in flat bones.
  5. Less commonly affected sites include the talus and calcaneus of the foot and flat bones.

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