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thigh

n 1  :  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 FEMUR1    2  :  the segment of the leg immediately distal to the thigh in a bird or in a quadruped in which the true thigh is obscured  3  :  the femur of an insect .
 
 

 
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