The femora are distinctly marked with four rings, and the other joints less plainly.
The legs have dark rings on the ends and middle of the femora and tibiæ.
The legs are characterized by broad and flattened tibi and femora, and the strong spines with which they are armed.
Guinea-pigs which were thus treated showed no microscopic signs of scurvy in any of the ribs, in the tibi or the femora.
The legs are irregularly marked with rings and spots, and the femora are dark toward the end.
Vertex luteous, black hindward; femora with testaceous tips; bands of the wings partly connected.
The feet have large cox and femora; the tibia is only about half as long as the tarsus; the lower digitules are only fine hairs.
The cephalothorax is dark brown or black, as are also the femora of all the legs and of the palpi.
The palpi (fig. 206) have the femora black and the patella white.
The cephalothorax, abdomen, and femora of all the legs are bright orange color, with brilliant yellow and green reflections.
1560s, from Latin femur "thigh," of unknown origin; borrowed first as an architectural term, 1799 as "thighbone."
femur fe·mur (fē'mər)
n. pl. fe·murs or fem·o·ra (fěm'ər-ə)
The long bone of the thigh, and the longest and strongest bone in the human body, situated between the pelvis and the knee and articulating with the hipbone and with the tibia and patella. Also called thighbone.
The long bone of the thigh or of the upper portion of the hind leg. See more at skeleton.