femur

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noun fe·mur \ˈfē-mər\

Definition of femur

plural

femurs

or

femora

play \ˈfe-mə-rə, ˈfem-rə\
  1. 1 :  the proximal bone of the hind or lower limb that extends from the hip to the knee —called also thighbone

  2. 2 :  the segment of an insect's leg that is third from the body

Origin and Etymology of femur

New Latin femor-, femur, from Latin, thigh


First Known Use: circa 1726


FEMUR Defined for English Language Learners

femur

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noun fe·mur \ˈfē-mər\

Definition of femur for English Language Learners

  • medical : the long bone in the upper part of the leg


FEMUR Defined for Kids

femur

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noun fe·mur \ˈfē-mər\

Definition of femur for Students

plural

femurs

or

femora

\ˈfe-mə-rə\
  1. :  the long leg bone that extends from the hip to the knee


Medical Dictionary

femur

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noun fe·mur \ˈfē-mər\

Medical Definition of femur

plural

femurs

or

femora

\ˈfem-(ə-)rə\play
  1. 1:  the proximal bone of the hind or lower limb that is the longest and largest bone in the human body, extends from the hip to the knee, articulates above with the acetabulum by a rounded head connected with the shaft of the bone by an oblique neck bearing a pair of trochanters for the attachment of muscles, and articulates with the tibia below by a pair of condyles—called also thigh bone

  2. 2:  the segment of an insect's leg that is third from the body

Illustration of femur



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