thigh·​bone | \ ˈthī-ˌbōn How to pronounce thighbone (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web And defensive players and linemen who have had surgery to replace or repair their meniscus, the knee cartilage that cushions the shinbone from the thighbone? Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Apr. 2021 The combination improved the bone density in my spine, but not in my hip and thighbone. Nicholas Norwitz, STAT, 19 Apr. 2021 Ligaments connect bones, and the ACL connects the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). Colin Hoobler, oregonlive, 11 Sep. 2020 Workers had uncovered a huge thighbone while digging up calcium-rich marl for fertilizer on the farm of one John Masten. Hans-dieter Sues, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 May 2020 Simply fillet the meat off the thighbone and cut away the knuckle that’s attached to the meat. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 6 May 2020 The bones also included a right thighbone (femur) and hipbone (ischium), a right arm, and part of a lower right jaw and a few teeth. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 10 Apr. 2020 On the bottom of one of the thighbones, at the upper edge of the knee joint, was a small pale spot — as if some bone were missing — surrounded by a rim of bright white. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, 26 Feb. 2020 Passenger Joseph Babcock suffered a broken thighbone and internal injuries. Terry Spencer, The Denver Post, 18 Dec. 2019

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Thighbone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of thighbone

: the long bone in the upper part of the leg : femur

thigh bone

\ ˈthī-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn \

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