leg bone

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Noun1.leg bone - a bone of the legleg bone - a bone of the leg      
long bone, os longum - in limbs of vertebrate animals: a long cylindrical bone that contains marrow
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
femoris, femur, thighbone - the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee
endoskeleton - the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates)
calf bone, fibula - the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
shinbone, tibia, shin bone, shin - the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
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Sitting in the safety of his tree, munching upon the leg bone of Horta, the boar, Tarzan waited a favorable opportunity to enter the village.
The lower leg bones remained in the grave but the upper part of the body was entangled in the tree roots and raised up into the air.
Species: 200 tons of pork leg bones, 200 tons of boneless pork shoulder, 100 tons of pork roast, boneless, 200 tons of boneless pork, 100 tons of boneless pork belly, 200 tons of beef production front.
The strikingly well-preserved specimen consisted of multiple wing and leg bones and a complete skull.
Christ Basu, a PhD student in the Structure and Motion Lab said that giraffes were heavy animals but had unusually skinny limb bones for an animal of this size which means that their leg bones were under high levels of mechanical stress.
A team of palaeontologists on Tuesday unearthed a huge bunch of dinosaur bones, including leg bones and three bones of cervical vertebrate, that could shed light on the life of the extinct creature.
A team led by paleoanthropologist Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo of Coroplutense University of Madrid unearthed nine teeth and large parts of two arm bones and two leg bones from an adult male Paranthropus boisei.
Katelyne, from Motherwell, was born with a rare condition, which means her leg bones aren't growing properly.
Doctors took parts of her ribs to make cheekbones and fashioned an upper jaw from one of her leg bones.
Chicken leg bones (broiler) were obtained from a poultry processing factory in Tai-Chung, Taiwan and cut into small pieces.
Tiny leg bones of newly hatched Maiasaura show rough endings.
A person's leg bones can bulk up like this from frequently walking up and down steep slopes.