Definition of Thighbone

1. Noun. The longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee.

Exact synonyms: Femoris, Femur
Terms within: Lateral Condyle, Medial Condyle, Trochanter
Group relationships: Thigh
Generic synonyms: Leg Bone
Derivative terms: Femoral



Definition of Thighbone

1. Noun. (skeleton) The bone that extends from the pelvis to the knee in humans; the femur. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thighbone

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thighbone

thiggings
thiggit
thigh
thigh-high
thigh-slapper
thigh-slappers
thigh bone
thigh boot
thigh boots
thigh joint
thigh master
thigh masters
thigh pad
thigh slapper
thigh slappers
thighbone (current term)
thighbones
thighed
thighless
thighs
thighward
thigmatropism
thigmesthesia
thigmotaxes
thigmotaxis
thigmotropism
thigmotropisms
thigs
thiirane

Literary usage of Thighbone

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1. Animal Mechanics by Charles Bell, Jeffries Wyman (1902)
"Their description of the neck of the thighbone, it is believed, will be found 1 Animal Mechanics, or Proofs of Design in the Animal Frame. ..."

2. The Care of the Body by Francis Cavanagh (1907)
"Short stature due to the thighbone—Squatting position of Japanese. Good Position.—Form—Style—Grace—Due to parsimony in Nature— " Handiness "—The value of ..."

3. The Science and Art of Surgery: Being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries by John Eric Erichsen (1869)
"Dislocation of the bead of the thighbone—Upwards and somewhat backwards, ... 315 Ш. Dislocation of the head of the thighbone—Backwards into sciatic notch ..."

4. Woman Under Socialism by August Bebel (1904)
"Hence we may compare the weight of the brain with that of the thighbone. It follows from the figures given above, that women have, relatively, 26.4 per cent ..."

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