- * * *The part of the inferior limb between the hip and the knee. SYN: femur (1) [TA], os femoris, t. bone.- Heilbronner t. in cases of organic paralysis, flattening and broadening of the t., when the patient lies supine on a hard mattress; absent in hysterical paralysis.
* * *thigh 'thī n1) the proximal segment of the vertebrate hind or lower limb extending from the hip to the knee and supported by a single large bone compare FEMUR (1)2) the segment of the leg immediately distal to the thigh in a bird or in a quadruped in which the true thigh is obscured3) the femur of an insect
* * *(thi) the portion of the lower extremity extending from the hip above to the knee below; in official terminology called femur.
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Thigh — (th[imac]), n. [OE. thi, [thorn]ih, [thorn]eh, AS. [thorn]e[ o]h; akin to OFries. thiach, D. dij, dije, OHG. dioh, thioh, Icel. [thorn]j[=o] thigh, rump, and probably to Lith. taukas fat of animals, tukti to become fat, Russ. tuke fat of animals … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
thigh — O.E. þeoh, þeh, from P.Gmc. *theukhom (Cf. O.Fris. thiach, O.Du. thio, Du. dij, O.N. þjo, O.H.G. dioh), from PIE *teuk from root *teu to swell (Cf. Lith. taukas, O.C.S. tuku, Rus. tuku fat of animal … Etymology dictionary
thigh — [θaı] n [: Old English; Origin: theoh] 1.) the top part of your leg, between your knee and your ↑hip 2.) the top part of a bird s leg, used as food ▪ chicken thighs … Dictionary of contemporary English
thigh — [ θaı ] noun count ** 1. ) the top part of your leg, above your knee 2. ) the upper part of the leg of a bird, eaten as food: chicken thighs … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
thigh — ► NOUN ▪ the part of the leg between the hip and the knee. ORIGIN Old English … English terms dictionary
thigh — [thī] n. [ME thih < OE theoh, akin to MHG diech < IE * teuk < base * teu , to swell > THUMB, L tumor] 1. that part of the leg in humans and other vertebrates between the knee and the hip; region of the thighbone, or femur 2. the… … English World dictionary
Thigh — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Diagram of the human thigh bone Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = DorlandsSuf = In humans the thigh is the area… … Wikipedia
thigh — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thēoh; akin to Old High German dioh thigh, Lithuanian taukai, plural, fat Date: before 12th century 1. a. the proximal segment of the vertebrate hind or lower limb extending from the hip to the… … New Collegiate Dictionary
thigh */*/ — UK [θaɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms thigh : singular thigh plural thighs 1) the top part of your leg, above your knee 2) the upper part of the leg of a bird, eaten as food chicken thighs … English dictionary
thigh — /thuy/, n. 1. the part of the lower limb in humans between the hip and the knee. 2. the corresponding part of the hind limb of other animals; the femoral region. 3. (in birds) a. the true femoral region that is hidden by the skin or feathers of… … Universalium