HyperDic: hock-joint

English > 1 sense of the word hock-joint:
NOUNanimalhock-joint, hocktarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals
English > hock-joint: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningtarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle.
Part ofhind legThe back limb of a quadruped
ungulate, hoofed mammalAny of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically
Broaderjoint, articulation, articulatio(anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion / motion)

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