The upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee.
That part of the leg of vertebrates (or sometimes other animals) which corresponds to the human thigh in position or function; the tibia of a horse, the tarsus of a bird; the third leg-section of an insect.
Image:Gray1238.png|thumb|right|The right thigh of a human male.
From Middle English thigh, thegh, thiȝ, theȝhe, þigh, þyȝh, from Old English þēoh, þīoh, from Proto-Germanic *þeuhą (compare West Frisian tsjea, Dutch dij, Middle High German diech, Icelandic þjó), from Proto-Indo-European *tewk- (compare Irish tóin ("hind, rump"), Lithuanian táukas ("fat"), Russian тук ("animal fat")).
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