femur


fe·mur

noun \ˈfē-mər\

medical : the long bone in the upper part of the leg

plural fe·murs or fem·o·ra \ˈfe-mə-rə, ˈfem-rə\

Full Definition of FEMUR

1
:  the proximal bone of the hind or lower limb that extends from the hip to the knee —called also thighbone
2
:  the segment of an insect's leg that is third from the body

Origin of FEMUR

New Latin femor-, femur, from Latin, thigh
First Known Use: circa 1726

fe·mur

noun \ˈfē-mər\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural fe·murs or fem·o·ra \ˈfem-(ə-)rə\

Medical Definition of FEMUR

1
: the proximal bone of the hind or lower limb that is the longest and largest bone in the human body, extends from the hip to the knee, articulates above with the acetabulum by a rounded head connected with the shaft of the bone by an oblique neck bearing a pair of trochanters for the attachment of muscles, and articulates with the tibia below by a pair of condyles—called also thigh bone/art/med/skeleton.htm
2
: the segment of an insect's leg that is third from the body

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