bowleg

[boh-leg]
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noun Pathology.

outward curvature of the legs causing a separation of the knees when the ankles are close or in contact.
a leg so curved.

Origin of bowleg

First recorded in 1545–55; bow2 + leg
Related formsbow·leg·ged [boh-leg-id, boh-legd] /ˈboʊˌlɛg ɪd, ˈboʊˌlɛgd/, adjectivebow·leg·ged·ness [boh-leg-id-nis] /ˈboʊˌlɛg ɪd nɪs/, noun
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bowleg

[bōlĕg′]

n.

A leg having an outward curvature in the region of the knee.
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