fem·​o·​ral ˈfe-mə-rəl How to pronounce femoral (audio)
: of or relating to the femur or thigh

Examples of femoral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some people are born with an uneven or shallow femoral groove. Jonathan Cluett, Md, Verywell Health, 9 Nov. 2023 Many knee braces also feature a hole in the front, which Dr. Hummer says is useful for patellar femoral pain. Jack Byram, Verywell Health, 15 Sep. 2023 However, his season will be over after a distal femoral osteotomy is performed at the end of the month. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 24 June 2023 Rival lizards can smell these chemicals, called femoral secretions, with a simple flick of their tongues. Saugat Bolakhe, Scientific American, 1 June 2023 These are most common in biological males.11 Another type of abdominal wall hernia is a femoral hernia. Jennifer Whitlock, Rn, Msn, Fn, Verywell Health, 8 Mar. 2023 Researchers measured whole-body, total hip, femoral neck, and lumbar spine bone mineral density at enrollment and followed up during year one, year three, and year six using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, also known as a DEXA scan. L'oreal Thompson Payton, Fortune Well, 27 Feb. 2023 That kind of follow-up is critical for patients like Hannah Keatts, who received an IVC filter after developing bad clots in her femoral vein during pregnancy, and then lost 14 pounds of blood while giving birth in September. Lizzy Lawrence, STAT, 2 Feb. 2023 The geometry of the implant included a stem extension, tibial tray, femoral tray, and other components. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of femoral was circa 1771

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“Femoral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/femoral. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


fem·​o·​ral ˈfem-(ə-)rəl How to pronounce femoral (audio)
: of or relating to the femur or thigh

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