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How to hunt proteins in dinosaur fossils Mary Schweitzer and her colleagues first remove minerals from fossils such as a hadrosaur femur, leaving organic material behind.
Frei compared the strontium in Tollund Man’s short hair with the strontium in his femur.
Apple Rehab Saybrook in Old Saybrook was fined $1,750 after a resident fell and suffered a broken femur that required surgery.
The couple’s daughter Tazaria, then nearly 3, had a broken femur and a brain bleed.
While paleontologists studying dinosaurs can sometimes bring an unambiguously gigantic femur home, those who study the origins of life are usually left arguing over the significance of microscopic motes of rock.
Watt, 28, clipped his left foot against his right ankle and then fell forward onto his left foot, sending his momentum through his femur into the top of his lower leg bone.
Beneath this protective coating, blood vessels and nerves lace around rapidly developing bone, as if the animal were growing a femur with no muscle to surround it.
The cause was complications from a fracture of the left femur, said a daughter, Louanne Sargent.
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First Known Use: circa 1726See Words from the same year
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