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A plural of femur.
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Osteometry of the femora in Turkish individuals: a morphometric study in 114 cadaveric femora as an anatomic basis of femoral component design.
It is evident from previous studies that nutrient foramina found on the femur bone are commonly directed upwards (10, 17); however, a small fraction (<1%) of the foramina on the femora are directed towards the knee (11, 12).
The cleaned femora from 16 German shepherd and 16 Kangal dogs were used.
The objective of this study was to determine the side wise variation in femoral neck anteversion angle in adult dry femora of a local Pakistani population.
This indicated that designing the proximal femoral plate may have to take the gender difference into consideration because the best solution is not shaping the implant to fit on the average anatomical contour of the population but is the one that provides best fit on the majority of the femora.
Hind femora and tibiae blackish brown; metasoma reddish brown laterally and ventrally; scutellum as in Fig.
Middle femur shorter than hind femur; middle tibia shorter than hind tibia, middle tibia shorter than middle femur, hind tibia longer than hind femur; middle and hind femora and middle tibia lacking fringes of long, slender setae on posterior margins, such setae present on hind margin of hind tibia.
12), pronotum low and without distinct humeral notches (in typical species of Conocephalus, it is high and with distinct humeral notches; for comparison see Figs 11, 14, 15, 19, 22 and 26, 28); fore and middle legs short; hind femora thin.
Legs II-I-III (IV missing); tarsi and distal part of metatarsi flexible, ventral macrosetae pairs on tibiae I-13, II-13, III-7; color generally light with distinct maculae on femora and faint dark maculae on other segments.