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thigh

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Pronunciation: /θʌɪ
 
/

Definition of thigh in English:

noun

1The part of the human leg between the hip and the knee.
Example sentences
  • A cuff is inflated around the thigh to obstruct venous outflow but not arterial inflow.
  • A magnetic resonance scan of his thigh showed a lesion within the sciatic nerve.
  • The tennis player, ranked 67th in the world, is recovering from a torn abductor muscle in her thigh.
1.1The body part in other animals that corresponds to the human thigh.
Example sentences
  • One young bird, handled after wandering, readily disgorged a leg and thigh of a former brother or sister.

Origin

Old English thēh, thēoh, thīoh, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dij.

Derivatives

thighed

1
adjective
[in combination]: a big-thighed man

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