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Synonyms for thighbone

the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton

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The tub, the bed, the thighbone, the shell collection: these he needs for now.
The gash caused by the studs of Fulham striker Hugo Rodallega was deep enough to cut all the way to the thighbone and required surgery under general anaesthetic.
Dad-of-three Michael, of Larbert, Stirlingshire, who broke his thighbone 18 months ago, will be the first fully blind and severely deaf person to climb the peak.
But a badly injured foot and fractures in the thighbone and hipbone will keep him out of the 'beautiful' game for at least six to eight months.
Despite falling off his bike and badly breaking his thighbone earlier last year, and needing a walking stick, John made sure everything ran smoothly for the challenge ride.
Scientists say cut marks on a rib and thighbone of two fossilized animals indicate that human ancestors-presumably members of the species best known for the skeleton called Lucy (see photo)might have been using stone tools and eating meat 800,000 years earlier than had been thought.
A common belief across pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica was that an individual's power--good or bad--was concentrated in the femur or thighbone (Klein 2002; Marcus 2006).
Black, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, report that the thighbone fractures are so rare, even in women taking bisphosphonates for up to 10 years, that it is not clear whether the drugs make them more likely.
Then he adds his special ingredient: A human thighbone.
The article further states, "A leg-extension machine actually causes the kneecap to rotate on the thighbone.
When the total hip fails, the one third of the thighbone skeleton round this big ballast suffers, it is damaged or destroyed.
The metal ball sat on a short shaft, which passed through the thighbone's neck and was firmly anchored by a plate on the outside of the thighbone.
Elies, 34, was unable to move freely and was in great pain after breaking his thighbone on Thursday when a massive wave hit his yacht while he was changing a sail.
Growth of the thighbone such as the length, thickness of cortex bone, and Ca/P ratio in bone ash were not altered by the addition of natto.