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

Definition of femoral

: of or relating to the femur or thigh

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Recent Examples on the Web Chapman, a two-time Platinum Glove winner, had surgery to repair a torn right hip labrum with a cleanup of the femoral head. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, "A's Matt Chapman feels 'fresh' and 'athletic again' in return from hip surgery," 22 Feb. 2021 Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Joshua Moore sustained a femoral contusion against TCU but is probable. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, "Tom Herman not panicking after No. 22 Texas’ loss to TCU," 5 Oct. 2020 Lamb is up and walking after having surgery to repair a torn left ACL, lateral meniscus and lateral femoral condylar fracture. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Kevin Pritchard: Pacers not sitting idly during Coronavirus-forced hiatus," 14 Apr. 2020 The team announced Monday that Lamb suffered a torn ACL, torn MCL and a lateral femoral condylar fracture in Sunday’s blowout road loss to Toronto. Nathan Brown, Indianapolis Star, "Oladipo understands the frustration of Lamb's season-ending injury: 'He's gotta embrace the process'," 24 Feb. 2020 The actress and reality star didn't know at first that her symptoms were serious but ended up being diagnosed with two inguinal and two femoral hernias. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Denise Richards had emergency procedure for 4 hernias: 'Gotta always listen to our bodies'," 19 Dec. 2019 These photos taken a couple of months ago from an emergency procedure femoral hernia, not one but four! 6 hours waiting close by. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Denise Richards Recovering After Emergency Surgery for 4 Hernias: ‘Always Listen to Our Bodies’," 18 Dec. 2019 Additional training and dedication to the hip arthroscopy surgical techniques have allowed him to become proficient in treating femoral acetabular impingement (cam and pincer impingement) and labral tears of the hip. Orthocincy, Cincinnati.com, "About us: Dr. Kevin J. Shaw," 19 June 2018 Starting in 2008, Merck provided the FDA with periodic safety updates on studies linking long-term use of bisphosphonate (the major compound in Fosamax) with atypical femoral fractures and sought to revise its label. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Fighting a Tort Plague," 6 Jan. 2019

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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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26 Feb 2021

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“Femoral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/femoral. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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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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