fem·​o·​ral | \ ˈfe-mə-rəl How to pronounce femoral (audio) , ˈfem-rəl \

Definition of femoral

: of or relating to the femur or thigh

Examples of femoral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fourteen-year-old Gianna was born with proximal femoral focal deficiency, a condition affecting the femur bone that typically results in one leg being shorter than another. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2022 In Dixon’s case, media witnesses described how the execution team struggled to insert IVs into Dixon’s body, eventually resorting to making an incision into his femoral vein. Jimmy Jenkins, The Arizona Republic, 23 May 2022 Attorneys for Clarence Dixon, who was executed by lethal injection on May 11, said execution members took 40 minutes to insert IVs in Dixon's arms, before finally resorting to cutting into his groin and administering the drugs into his femoral vein. Jimmy Jenkins, The Arizona Republic, 19 May 2022 The diagnosis was congenital femoral deficiency, which causes certain parts of the leg to be underdeveloped and sometimes crooked. Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 He was diagnosed with three femoral arterial blood clots, which were cutting off blood flow to his left foot. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 11 Mar. 2022 Sanders was diagnosed with three femoral arterial blood clots, which doctors categorized as life-threatening. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 8 Mar. 2022 In the lower limbs, for example, at least five nerves could be entrapped: the peroneal, tibial, rural, femoral, and sciatic. Elizabeth Carey, Outside Online, 26 Apr. 2021 Zimetbaum threaded catheters into the right and left femoral vessels in my groin and up into my heart. The New Yorker, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of femoral

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of femoral was circa 1771

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14 Jun 2022

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“Femoral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/femoral. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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fem·​o·​ral | \ ˈfem-(ə-)rəl How to pronounce femoral (audio) \

Medical Definition of femoral

: of or relating to the femur or thigh

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