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the portion of the lower limb above the knee; called also femur.


(thī), [TA]
The part of the lower limb between the hip and the knee.
Synonym(s): femur (1) [TA]


(thi) femur; the portion of the leg above the knee.


a. The portion of the human leg between the hip and the knee.
b. The corresponding part of the hind leg of a quadruped or other vertebrate animal.
2. The second segment of a bird's leg, containing the tibia and fibula.


Etymology: AS, theoh
the section of the lower limb between the hip and the knee.


(thī) [TA]
The part of the inferior limb between the hip and the knee.


upper-leg area between hip (proximally) and knee (distally)


the portion of the leg above the stifle; the femur.

thigh bone
second thigh
in dogs, refers to the area from stifle to hock. Called also gaskin, calf.

Patient discussion about thigh

Q. have had numbness on right thigh so weird comcerned what it might be

A. Concerning what could it be may be quite frightening… It all depends on your age, other conditions, life style and medical history.

Numbness may be due to damage to nerves: either nerve root in the spinal column or to the more peripheral nerves (e.g. pressure on nerves or damage to them during operation).

It may also result from diseases to the skin or systemic diseases, although then usually other signs and symptoms will suggest the cause.

You may read more here ( and if you have any concerns you may want to consult a doctor.

Take care,

Q. I'm feeling too tired and I have pain im my right leg, from my thigh to my foot.What could that be?

A. Do you have any other symptoms, like back pain, numbness or tingling in your right leg? How long do you have this pain?
What you described could result from many things. You can read more about it here:

If you also have back pain, which may actually cause the pain in the leg, you can read about more here:

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