thighbone

[thahy-bohn]

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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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
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