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thigh

Your thigh is the part of your leg between your hip and your knee. Your thighs are probably the strongest parts of your body.

Humans' thighs have just one extremely strong bone, the femur, and many muscles, including the hamstrings and quadriceps. Your thigh is joined to your torsos with a ball-and-socket hip joint, and to your lower leg by the hinge joint of a knee. The word thigh comes from a Germanic source that means "the thick or fat part of the leg."

Definitions of thigh
  1. noun
    the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
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    types:
    lap
    the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
    type of:
    limb
    one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
  2. noun
    the upper joint of the leg of a fowl
    synonyms: second joint
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    type of:
    helping, portion, serving
    an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
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