Definition of Thigh

1. Noun. The part of the leg between the hip and the knee.

2. Noun. The upper joint of the leg of a fowl.
Exact synonyms: Second Joint
Generic synonyms: Helping, Portion, Serving
Group relationships: Bird, Fowl
Terms within: Dark Meat

Definition of Thigh

1. n. The proximal segment of the hind limb between the knee and the trunk. See Femur.

Definition of Thigh

1. Noun. The upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee. (defdate from 8th c.) ¹

2. Noun. That part of the leg of vertebrates (or sometimes other animals) which corresponds to the human thigh in position or function; the tibia of a horse, the tarsus of a bird; the third leg-section of an insect. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

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Definition of Thigh

1. a part of the leg [n -S] : THIGHED [adj]

Medical Definition of Thigh

1. 1. The proximal segment of the hind limb between the knee and the trunk. See Femur. 2. The coxa, or femur, of an insect. Thigh bone, the femur. Origin: OE. Thi, ih, eh, AS. Eoh; akin to OFries. Thiach, D. Dij, dije, OHG. Dioh, thioh, Icel. Jo thigh, rump, and probably to Lith. Taukas fat of animals, tuki to become fat, Russ. Tuke fat of animals. 56. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thigh

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thigh slappers

Literary usage of Thigh

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"THE thigh. The thigh is that portion of the lower extremity which is situated ... The Femur (femur, the thigh) is the longest,2 largest, and strongest bone ..."

2. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"THE thigh. ON the morning of the fourth day after the subject has been brought ... He has to dissect (i) the anterior region of the thigh, including the ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"On examining the thigh, a tumour, of undefined limits, but apparently as large as a man's fist, was found in the upper and front part of the left thigh. ..."

4. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"In the third class are those nerves which go down upon the integuments of the thigh. These cutaneous nerves of the thigh come from the lumbar nerves, ..."

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