British pronunciation/θˈa‍ɪ/
American pronunciation/ˈθaɪ/
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the top part of the leg between the hip and the knee

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The thigh is the upper part of the human leg, situated between the hip and the knee. It consists of large muscles, such as the quadriceps and hamstrings, along with various blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. The thigh plays a vital role in walking, running, and other leg movements, providing strength, stability, and power. It is essential for maintaining balance, supporting body weight, and enabling a wide range of physical activities. Understanding the anatomy and function of the thigh is important for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and overall lower limb function.

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the upper part of a bird's leg, often used as a meaty portion for cooking and eating

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The thigh refers to the upper portion of the leg of a poultry such as chicken or turkey. It is a versatile cut of meat known for its rich flavor and tender texture. Thigh meat is darker and more flavorful than breast meat due to its higher fat content, making it a popular choice for a wide range of culinary applications. Thighs can be cooked using various methods, including grilling, roasting, braising, or frying, and are often used in dishes such as curries, stir-fries, soups, and stews. They can be prepared with skin on or off, and bone-in or boneless, depending on personal preference and the intended recipe.

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