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fe·mur

 (fē′mər)
n. pl. fe·murs or fem·o·ra (fĕm′ər-ə)
1.
a. A bone of the leg situated between the pelvis and knee in humans. It is the largest and strongest bone in the body.
b. A functionally similar bone in the leg or hind limb of other vertebrates. Also called thighbone.
2. The thick, most muscular segment of the insect leg, situated between the trochanter and the tibia.

[Latin, thigh.]

femur

(ˈfiːmə)
n, pl femurs or femora (ˈfɛmərə)
1. (Anatomy) the longest thickest bone of the human skeleton, articulating with the pelvis above and the knee below. Nontechnical name: thighbone
2. (Zoology) the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
3. (Zoology) the segment of an insect's leg nearest to the body
[C18: from Latin: thigh]

fe•mur

(ˈfi mər)

n., pl. fe•murs, fem•o•ra (ˈfɛm ər ə)
1. the long upper bone of the hind leg of vertebrates, extending from the pelvis to the knee; thighbone.
2. the often enlarged third segment of an insect leg, between the trochanter and the tibia.
[1555–65; < Latin: thigh]

fe·mur

(fē′mər)
The long bone of the thigh or of the upper portion of the hind leg. See more at skeleton.

femur

The thigh bone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.femur - the longest and thickest bone of the human skeletonfemur - the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee
lateral condyle - a condyle on the outer side of the lower extremity of the femur
medial condyle - a condyle on the inner side of the lower extremity of the femur
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
trochanter - one of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attached
leg bone - a bone of the leg
Translations
عَظْم الفَخْذ
stehenní kost
lårbenlårbensknogle
reisireisiluu
combcsont
lærleggur
šlaunikaulis
augšstilba kauls
dijbeen
femur
stehenná kosť
lårben
kalça kemiği

femur

[ˈfiːməʳ] N (femurs or femora (pl)) [ˈfemərə]fémur m

femur

[ˈfiːmər] n (ANATOMY)fémur m

femur

femur

(ˈfiːmə) noun
the thigh bone.

fe·mur

n. fémur, hueso del muslo.

femur

n fémur m