thighbone

[ thahy-bohn ]
/ ˈθaɪˌboʊn /

noun

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Origin of thighbone

First recorded in 1400–50, thighbone is from late Middle English the bane. See thigh, bone
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British Dictionary definitions for thighbone

thighbone
/ (ˈθaɪˌbəʊn) /

noun

a nontechnical name for the femur
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Medical definitions for thighbone

thighbone
[ thībōn′ ]

n.

femur
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