femoral artery


Definition of femoral artery

: the chief artery of the thigh lying in its anterior inner part

Examples of femoral artery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within minutes, a volley of bullets would leave Mattingly shot in the thigh, his femoral artery severed, and Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, dead on the floor of her home. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, 15 Apr. 2021 Mattingly was shot in the femoral artery, but has recovered. NBC News, 29 Apr. 2021 Mattingly needed emergency surgery to repair his femoral artery. Roxane Gay, Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2021 The round, fired by Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker III, severed his femoral artery. Mallika Kallingal And Anna Sturla, CNN, 16 Apr. 2021 Jonathan Mattingly in the left thigh, severing his femoral artery. Tessa Duvall, USA TODAY, 28 Oct. 2020 The rooster’s gaff, a sharp blade fixed to its leg for fighting, somehow cut through the officer’s femoral artery, BBC News reported. Fox News, 28 Oct. 2020 Police say the round hit Mattingly in the thigh, severing his femoral artery. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, 23 Oct. 2020 Police say Walker's bullet struck Mattingly in the left thigh, which severed his femoral artery and required emergency surgery. Darcy Costello, USA TODAY, 21 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of femoral artery

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of femoral artery was circa 1771

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“Femoral artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/femoral%20artery. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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

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