thigh bone


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thigh bone

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thighbone

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(Anatomy) a nontechnical name for the femur
References in classic literature ?
Sir," replied the wounded man, "believe me, there is no time to lose; the ball has broken the thigh bone and entered the intestines.
As they were eating the inward meats {25} and burning the thigh bones [on the embers] in the name of Neptune, Telemachus and his crew arrived, furled their sails, brought their ship to anchor, and went ashore.
They cut out the thigh bones all in due course, wrapped them round in two layers of fat, and set some pieces of raw meat on the top of them; then Nestor laid them upon the wood fire and poured wine over them, while the young men stood near him with five-pronged spits in their hands.
Came not in flame, and from the thigh bones dripped
For instance, the anterior cruciate ligament keeps the thigh bone from sliding back to the shin bone and also the shin bone from sliding onward to the thigh bone.
James was just 21 and serving in the Army in Germany when he was involved in a car crash, breaking his thigh bone and nose.
BRIAN replies: Two cruciate ligaments stabilise the stifle - knee - joint and cross over between the thigh bone and shin bone.
The skull was found from a cave where a thigh bone was also found.
Q I recently started taking an osteoporosis drug, and a friend told me that these medications can cause fractures in the thigh bone.
And, of course, the giant thigh bone is connected to the giant knee bone
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