os femoris

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, pl.


(fē'mŭr, fem'ŏ-ris, -ă), [TA] Avoid the mispronunciation femor'a of the plural of this word.
1. Synonym(s): thigh
2. The long bone of the thigh, articulating with the hip bone proximally and the tibia and patella distally.
Synonym(s): os femoris ☆ , thigh bone
[L. thigh]

os femoris

; femur; thigh bone long bone; articulates proximally with acetabulum of hip bone; distal end articulates with tibial platform, and patella (at inferior-anterior margin)