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. But see, mes garcons, on this side of the church rises the square and darkling tower of Earl Salisbury's castle, and even from here I seem to see on yonder banner the red roebuck of the Montacutes."
A human skeleton with a missing leg bone was found by a man on the upper floor of an abandoned five-storey building in Jalan Bagan Luar, here yesterday, said Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) District Police Chief, ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor today.
Males who were 'consistent sport participators' from ages 5-17 years had significantly greater whole body and leg bone mineral content at age 20 years than those who dropped out of sport, whereas males who 'joined sports' had significantly greater leg bone mineral content than those who dropped out of sports.
Women from 7,400 to 7,000 years ago had similar leg bone strength as modern-day women who are high-level rowers.
Among the most intriguing in a recent spate of dinosaur discoveries is blood-vessels found preserved inside a fossilised leg bone and that would have carried blood more than 80 million years ago through a nine-metre-long dinosaur.
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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. The procedure was performed using the Lazorrov technique with gradual adjustment whereby the foot returned to its normal condition.
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.