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Perschall's mother, Sharon Perschall, said the bullet grazed the ball joint of her son's hip and broke his femur.
The force broke not only her ankle and femur, but also her nose and shoulder.
Like the Apatosaurus femur that sits at the end of the oversize collection space at the Natural History Museum of Utah, propped up on a stand.
Indigenous people, and many from Central America, tend to have short femurs.
Unfortunately, one mother learned as much when her 3-year-old son fell and broke his femur while jumping on a trampoline.
The ball portion is at the top of the thigh bone, or femur.
A portion of his left arm was amputated and both legs were shattered from the femur down.
Other firms flourished, peddling hip implants, artificial femurs and bone plates for children.
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Origin and Etymology of femur
First Known Use: circa 1726See Words from the same year
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Definition of femur for English Language Learners
medical : the long bone in the upper part of the leg
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