thighbone


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thighbone

(thī′bōn′)
n.
See femur.
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The thighbone in his other hand--he remembers tying it to his ankle the night the rattler snagged him on the mesa.
Only the last interred individual, a female, was complete, with both thighbones.
The obvious advantage of this construction is that the marrow cavity of the thighbone is left intact.
The effect of natto supplementation on thighbone growth is shown in Table 2.
A widow died from bronchial pneumonia after falling and fracturing her thighbone.
First she had to undergo orthopedic surgery to shore up the thighbone and hip joint.
Xinhua News Agency did not name the ailment that caused the death of Li Xiuying, but said her chronic ailments had worsened since suffering fractures in her left thighbone at her home in July.
They grab the ball of the thighbone and pull it into the socket.
A sample drilled from the 62-cm thighbone shows that its lines of arrested growth--bone features analogous to the growth rings of a tree--become more closely spaced near the bone's outer surface.
I had dislocated three bones in my right hand, torn the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in my right knee, sheared off the end of my right thighbone where it joined my knee, and sustained a dozen or so fractures between my right ankle and knee.
Scientist Marcelo Sanchez-Villagra calculated the animal's mass by measuring the diameter of its fossilized femur, or thighbone.
Nush, 23, from Malvern, Worcestershire, shattered her knee in eight places and broke a thighbone after a thug grabbed her bag and shoved her to the ground.