femoral artery

noun

Definition of femoral artery

: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

: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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