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femur

 [fe´mur] (pl. fem´ora, femurs) (L.)
1. the thigh bone, extending from the pelvis to the knee; the longest and strongest bone in the body. Its proximal end articulates with the acetabulum, a cup-like cavity in the pelvic girdle. The greater and lesser trochanters are the two processes (prominences) at the proximal end of the femur. See anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.
2. thigh.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fe·mur

, gen.

fe·mo·ris

, pl.

fem·o·ra

(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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

femur

(fē′mər)
n. pl. femurs or femora (fĕm′ər-ə)
1.
a. A bone of the leg situated between the pelvis and knee in humans. It is the largest and strongest bone in the body.
b. A functionally similar bone in the leg or hind limb of other vertebrates. Also called thighbone.
2. The thick, most muscular segment of the insect leg, situated between the trochanter and the tibia.
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fe·mur

, pl. femora (fē'mŭr, fem'ō-ră) [TA]
1. The thigh.
2. The long bone of the thigh, articulating with the hip bone proximally and the tibia and patella distally.
Synonym(s): thigh bone.
[L. thigh]
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femur

(fē′mŭr) plural.femora [L.]
The thigh bone. It extends from the hip to the knee and is the longest and strongest bone in the skeleton.
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femur

The thigh bone. The upper end of the femur forms a ball and socket joint with the side of the pelvis. The lower end widens to provide the upper bearing surface of the knee joint.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

femur

  1. the thigh bone of TETRAPODS.
  2. the insect leg joint between the trochanter (2nd segment) and tibia (4th segment).
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Femur

The thigh bone.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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