Human Leg

The human leg is the entire lower extremity or limb of the human body, including the foot, thigh and even the hip or gluteal region; however, the precise definition in human anatomy refers only to the section of the lower limb extending from the knee to the ankle.

Legs are used for standing, walking, jumping, running, kicking, and similar activities, and constitute a significant portion of a person's mass.

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Human Leg - Cultural Aspects
... and adult women in many Western cultures often remove the hair from their legs ... Toned, tanned, shaved legs are sometimes perceived as a sign of youthfulness and are often considered attractive in these cultures ... Men generally do not shave their legs in any culture ...

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