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.
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At Asir general hospital, an operation was performed to readjust and extend the leg by 11 cm utilizing the same leg bone.
While the length of the dinosaur leg bone is 6 feet, the age could be between 80 to 230 million years," Vishal Verma, the man behind the discovery of dinosaur eggs in 2007, told M AIL T ODAY .
The researchers found fragments of bone and spent years piecing them together, until they had a leg bone.
Fossil fragments from a lower leg bone were collected from Ellesmere Island, off Greenland.
This bone is much more like a fibula - the long skinny bone in your leg - than it is like the tibia, or big thick leg bone," Goodman said.
After two years, the potassium takers had higher spine, hip, arm, and leg bone density than the placebo takers, and the potassium citrate neutralized excess acid excretion.
The handwritten code was discovered in a small red canister attached to the bird's leg bone.
Of the two injured -- both Japanese women -- the passenger had a left leg bone broken and was taken to a hospital in Honolulu, while the crew member suffered a right elbow bone fracture, it said.
The man pushed him in front of an on-coming bus which crushed his leg bone and knee.
Most of us have sung the chorus of the African-American spiritual Dem Dry Bones sometime in our lives: Toe bone connected to the foot bone, foot bone connected to the leg bone, leg bone connected to the knee bone .