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stifle

the joint in the hind leg of a horse, dog, etc., between the femur and tibia
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Caption: The cruciate ligaments crisscross at the cat's stifle.
The law of libel has been twisted to stifle fair comment and criticism.
He said that "the PPP rejects the move to set up a super regulatory body over all media in Pakistan as well as the manner in which the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (PECA) 2016 has been misapplied to stifle dissent, constructive criticism and alternative narratives."
WITH MARTIN PATERSON Then the tibia and fibula (the shin bones) run from the stifle to the hock joint (we would tend to call it our ankle).
The Electoral Reform Society has highlighted concerns about the potential consequences of forcing voters to show ID documents at the polling station, and said it could "stifle participation among legitimate voters" and discriminate against "vulnerable groups".
His case featured in the British Medical Journal as a warning not to pinch the nose and keep the mouth shut to stifle a sneeze.
Marked soft tissue swelling was present around the femorotibiotarsal (stifle) joint, and the radiographic diagnosis was right medial femorotibiotarsal subluxation.
Cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) rupture is the most frequent acquired diseases of stifle joint in dogs and cats (Ryer, 1981 and Griffin et al., 2000).
Global Banking News-April 20, 2016--India's Banks Board Bureau chief says NPA levels should not stifle lending
It was revealed that Shared Belief, beaten just once in 11 previous starts, had sustained a hind-leg stifle injury during the race, in which he stumbled at the break and then raced at the back of a nine-runner field.