short bone

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a bone that is of approximately equal dimension in all directions


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13) Periosteal thickening can be detected on radiographs along the shafts of long and short bones.
Rosie's sister, Daisy, eight, has Kabuki syndrome, a cause of abnormalities such as short bones and learning difficulties.
However, short bones, it would appear, have always been a marker of a short life.
The spine is made up of short bones which lie on top of each other.