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Definition of "thighbone" [thighbone]

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thighbone" in a sentence
  • "It connects the thighbone to the largest shinbone at the center of your knee."
  • "When the shinbone and thighbone rotate too far in opposite directions -- or when the knee is bent in the wrong direction, the ACL can be sprained or torn, partially or completely."
  • "If the MCL has been torn where it attaches to the thighbone (femur) or shinbone (tibia), the surgeon will re-attach the ligament to the bone using large stitches or a metal screw or bone staple."
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