Definition of coffin bone in English:

coffin bone

Pronunciation /ˈkôfən/ /ˈkɔfən/ /ˈkäfən bōn/ /ˈkɑfən boʊn/


  • The terminal bone in a horse's hoof (the distal phalanx).

    ‘A condition in which the connection between the ‘coffin bone’ in the foreleg and the membrane inside wears away, causing the hoof to fall off, Laminitis is a sure killer in the wild.’
    • ‘Once Laminitis sets in, the structures connecting the ‘coffin bone’ and membrane inside the outer hoof, called Laminae, start to slowly degenerate.’
    • ‘Once the disease sets in, the connecting structures between what is called the coffin bone and the membrane inside the outer hoof Laminae degenerate.’
    • ‘Seedy Toe is a loss of lamellar attachments between the hoof wall and coffin bone at the toe.’
    • ‘The horse became lame again and surgery was performed to sever the tendons in both front legs to relieve pressure on his coffin bones.’