femoral artery

noun

Definition of femoral artery

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

First Known Use of femoral artery

circa 1771


Medical Dictionary

femoral artery

noun

Medical Definition of femoral artery

  1. :  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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