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Meaning of pastern

pas•tern

Pronunciation: (pas'turn), [key]
— n.
  1. the part of the foot of a horse, cow, etc., between the fetlock and the hoof. See diag. under
  2. either of the two bones of this part, the upper or first phalanxand the lower or second phalanxbetween which is a joint
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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