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thigh

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

thigh

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

thigh

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

thigh

(thī)
n.
1.
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.

thigh

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

thigh

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

thigh

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

thigh

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

thigh bone
femur.
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 (www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm) 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: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003182.htm

If you also have back pain, which may actually cause the pain in the leg, you can read about more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/backpain.html#cat1

Hope I could help!

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References in classic literature ?
As they were eating the inward meats {25} and burning the thigh bones [on the embers] in the name of Neptune, Telemachus and his crew arrived, furled their sails, brought their ship to anchor, and went ashore.
The unfortunate man's legs were lashed to the legs of his chair, his arms to its arms, his thighs and back fairly welded to the leather.
With much caution I began breaking the bars, one by one; it was hard enough, weak as I was; my thighs were of more service than my hands.
The animal is vulnerable only in the stomach and between the thighs.
and he pointed to the picture of a great snake tattooed in blue round his middle, its tail disappearing into its open mouth just above where the thighs are set into the body.
A huge head, bristling with red hair; between his shoulders an enormous hump, a counterpart perceptible in front; a system of thighs and legs so strangely astray that they could touch each other only at the knees, and, viewed from the front, resembled the crescents of two scythes joined by the handles; large feet, monstrous hands; and, with all this deformity, an indescribable and redoubtable air of vigor, agility, and courage,--strange exception to the eternal rule which wills that force as well as beauty shall be the result of harmony.
And then Lord Greystoke wiped his greasy fingers upon his naked thighs and took up the trail of Kulonga, the son of Mbonga, the king; while in far-off London another Lord Greystoke, the younger brother of the real Lord Greystoke's father, sent back his chops to the club's CHEF because they were underdone, and when he had finished his repast he dipped his finger-ends into a silver bowl of scented water and dried them upon a piece of snowy damask.
Caching the remainder of the deer's hind quarter in the crotch of a tree the ape-man wiped his greasy palms upon his naked thighs and swung off in pursuit of Numa.
Why, I never did believe it, even back in the wilds of your African jungle, when you tore the raw meat of your kills with mighty jaws, like some wild beast, and wiped your greasy hands upon your thighs.
Michael was for growing restless at such searching examination, but Daughtry, in the midst of feeling out the lines and build of the thighs and hocks, paused and took Michael's tail in his magic fingers, exploring the muscles among which it rooted, pressing and prodding the adjacent spinal column from which it sprang, and twisting it about in a most daringly intimate way.
But Grey Beaver laughed loudly, and slapped his thighs, and told the happening to all the rest of the camp, till everybody was laughing uproariously.
As big John flung himself upon him, the archer ducked under the great red hands that clutched for him, and, catching his man round the thighs, hurled him over his shoulder--helped as much by his own mad rush as by the trained strength of the heave.