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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thigh  \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.  [root]56.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  proximal  segment  of  the  hind  limb  between  the 
  knee  and  the  trunk.  See  {Femur}. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  coxa,  or  femur,  of  an  insect. 
 
  {Thigh  bone}  (Anat.),  the  femur. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  thigh 
  n  1:  the  part  of  the  leg  between  the  hip  and  the  knee 
  2:  the  upper  joint  of  the  leg  of  a  fowl  [syn:  {second  joint}] 




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