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thighbone

[thahy-bohn]
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noun
  1. femur(def 1).

Origin of thighbone

First recorded in 1400–50, thighbone is from the late Middle English word the bane. See thigh, bone
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Examples from the Web for thighbone

Historical Examples

  • Hence we may compare the weight of the brain with that of the thighbone.

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    August Bebel

  • Halle has a thighbone of the Virgin Mary; Spain has seven or eight, all said to be undoubted relics.


British Dictionary definitions for thighbone

thighbone

noun
  1. a nontechnical name for the femur
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thighbone in Medicine

thighbone

(thībōn′)
n.
  1. femur