Definition of thighbone
: femur 1
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Aside from ancient humans, none of the predators of 130,000 years ago could break open a mastodon thighbone, say the researchers.
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First Known Use of thighbone
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Definition of thighbone for English Language Learners
: the long bone in the upper part of the leg
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