Medical Dictionary

femoral artery


Medical Definition of FEMORAL ARTERY

:  the chief artery of the thigh that is a continuation of the external iliac artery lying in the anterior part of the thigh and is undivided until a point about two inches (5 centimeters) below the inguinal ligament where it divides into a large deep branch and a smaller superficial branch—see deep femoral artery

Illustration of FEMORAL ARTERY

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