thigh·​bone | \ ˈthī-ˌbōn \

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Marilyn has a metal rod where her left thighbone once was, just one reminder of multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer that destroys the bones. Marie Mccullough,, "Her identical twin saved her life 25 years ago. Now they're cancer activists," 17 Apr. 2018 Medics took the victim to a hospital for treatment of a broken thighbone and fractured pelvis. City News Service,, "Hit-and-run crash seriously injures bicyclist," 14 May 2018 The labrum also acts like a rubber seal to hold the ball at the top of a thighbone securely within a hip socket. Andrew Lopez,, "LSU's Paul Mainieri confident in Nick Coomes if Hunter Feduccia can't go for season opener," 10 Feb. 2018 Walker was born with developmental dysplasia of the hip, a condition that causes the heads of the thighbones to dislocate. Elizabeth Millard, SELF, "This Athlete Was Born Without Hip Sockets—and Now She's Running Her First Marathon," 3 Nov. 2017 On Dec. 18, 2016, a resident broke a thighbone falling out of bed while receiving care from a nurse's aide. Cara Rosner,, "Six Nursing Homes Fined Following Care Lapses," 20 July 2017 Aside from ancient humans, none of the predators of 130,000 years ago could break open a mastodon thighbone, say the researchers. Traci Watson, USA TODAY, "Ancient humans may have reached Americas 100,000 years earlier than thought," 26 Apr. 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of thighbone

: the long bone in the upper part of the leg

thigh bone

\ ˈthī-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn\

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