femoral artery

noun

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 Lindsey’s femoral artery was severed by a bullet and his life was saved by the officers who applied tourniquets, authorities said. BostonGlobe.com, 14 July 2022 Lindsey's femoral artery was severed by a bullet and his life was saved by the officers who applied tourniquets, authorities said. Fox News, 12 July 2022 Pettaway, a 51-year-old Black man, bled to death after a police dog bit his thigh and tore his femoral artery inside a mostly empty house in Montgomery in 2018. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, 19 May 2022 The dog bit Pettaway in the thigh and tore his femoral artery. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, 18 May 2022 The bite had come within a few inches of Wilson’s femoral artery—the main supply of blood to the leg, which, if punctured, can lead to death within minutes—but had not severed it. Outside Online, 10 May 2021 The recommendation was to have a PFO Closure, which involves going in through the femoral artery in the groin and traveling up into the heart and inserting a button that closes the hole in your heart. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 28 Apr. 2022 Mattingly required emergency surgery to repair his severed femoral artery. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, 16 Mar. 2022 Walker's bullet struck Mattingly in the thigh, severing his femoral artery. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'femoral artery.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of femoral artery

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About femoral artery

Time Traveler for femoral artery

Time Traveler

The first known use of femoral artery was circa 1771

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near femoral artery

femoral

femoral artery

femoro-

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for femoral artery

Last Updated

2 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Femoral artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/femoral%20artery. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for femoral artery

femoral artery

noun

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

More from Merriam-Webster on femoral artery

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about femoral artery

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!