Thigh bone

Thigh bone
Thigh Thigh (th[imac]), n. [OE. thi, [thorn]ih, [thorn]eh, AS. [thorn]e['o]h; akin to OFries. thiach, D. dij, dije, OHG. dioh, thioh, Icel. [thorn]j[=o] thigh, rump, and probably to Lith. taukas fat of animals, tukti to become fat, Russ. tuke fat of animals. [root]56.] 1. (Anat.) The proximal segment of the hind limb between the knee and the trunk. See {Femur}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The coxa, or femur, of an insect. [1913 Webster]

{Thigh bone} (Anat.), the femur. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • thigh bone — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms thigh bone : singular thigh bone plural thigh bones a femur …   English dictionary

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  • thigh bone — noun the femur …   English new terms dictionary

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