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thigh

1. (Science: anatomy) The proximal segment of the hind limb between the knee and the trunk. See femur.

2. (Science: zoology) The coxa, or femur, of an insect.

(Science: anatomy) Thigh bone, the femur.

Origin: OE. Thi, ih, eh, AS. Eoh; akin to OFries. Thiach, D. Dij, dije, OHG. Dioh, thioh, Icel. Jo thigh, rump, and probably to Lith. Taukas fat of animals, tuki to become fat, Russ. Tuke fat of animals. 56.


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Evolution of itch

... why pain requires immediate attention, because ignoring it may cause severe tissue injury and even death. However, a fly landing on your thigh while your are sunbathing hardly causes damage, but you are very likely to react to it by scratching or touching the site where the fly landed. ...

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by biohazard
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:10 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of itch
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Re: Green Mosquito===Photos Available

I have been bitten the last few nights. The areas are shoulder, underarm and thigh. Bigger than a usual mosquito bite. And much more painful. I just found a bright green mosquito in my room. Now I know the culprit. I never saw or heard of one before. What do I ...

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by barbiejlinder
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:06 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green Mosquito===Photos Available
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Requesting help in design of Non-Human race.

... oriented differently than a humans, ensuring that the palm faces behind the creature, twards the buttoks. In a humans case the palm rests on the thigh naturally. At the base of the wrist (and somewhat a part of it) there is a sort of spur, a bone about one thrid of the length of the forearm that ...

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by Otakon
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Requesting help in design of Non-Human race.
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Bird-Dinosaur News

... a lot more in common with dinosaurs than with modern birds. For example, no modern bird has teeth, but Archaeopteryx did. I see no reason why this thigh and hip anatomy would not have evolved later, after birds had diverged from dinosaurs.

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by alextemplet
Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:32 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bird-Dinosaur News
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Bird-Dinosaur News

... flight. “This is fundamental to bird physiology,” Quick explained. “It’s really strange that no one realized this before. The position of the thigh bone and muscles in birds is critical to their lung function, which in turn is what gives them enough lung capacity for flight.” In the next phase ...

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by AFJ
Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:42 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bird-Dinosaur News
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