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.
I take them back then, and indeed it gives me unease not to feel my yew-stave tapping against my leg bone.
There was nothing unusual about the women's leg bones, but their arm bones were 11-16% stronger for their size than those of Cambridge University's female rowing crews.
It involves inserting titanium implants into the leg bones to give prosthetic limbs a more natural fit.
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.
were a form of elision, and the leg bones touching as if
Around 20 skulls and leg bones bound with rope were found in a Cambodian village near a former prison.
Katelyne, from Motherwell, was born with a rare condition, which means her leg bones aren't growing properly.
Limb Lengthening procedures are used to treat a number of medical conditions, including legs shortened due to congenital abnormalities, major fractures of one of the legs and shortened leg bones due to other medical diseases, such as cancer.