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thigh

noun \ˈthī\

: the part of your leg that is above the knee

: the side part of the leg of a bird

Full Definition of THIGH

1
a :  the proximal segment of the vertebrate hind or lower limb extending from the hip to the knee
b :  the segment of the leg immediately distal to the thigh in a bird or in a quadruped in which the true thigh is obscured
c :  the femur of an insect
2
:  something resembling or covering a thigh
thighed \ˈthīd\ adjective

Origin of THIGH

Middle English, from Old English thēoh; akin to Old High German dioh thigh, Lithuanian taukai, plural, fat
First Known Use: before 12th century

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thigh

noun \ˈthī\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THIGH

1
:  the proximal segment of the vertebrate hind or lower limb extending from the hip to the knee and supported by a single large bone—compare femur 1
2
:  the segment of the leg immediately distal to the thigh in a bird or in a quadruped in which the true thigh is obscured
3
:  the femur of an insect

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