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bowleg

[boh-leg] /ˈboʊˌlɛg/
noun, Pathology
1.
outward curvature of the legs causing a separation of the knees when the ankles are close or in contact.
2.
a leg so curved.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; bow2 + leg
Related forms
bowlegged
[boh-leg-id, boh-legd] /ˈboʊˌlɛg ɪd, ˈboʊˌlɛgd/ (Show IPA),
adjective
bowleggedness
[boh-leg-id-nis] /ˈboʊˌlɛg ɪd nɪs/ (Show IPA),
noun
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bow-leg in Medicine

bowleg bow·leg (bō'lěg')
n.
A leg having an outward curvature in the region of the knee.

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