The results were awful: marked osteoporosis in the spine, hip, and femur.
It is usually found at the lower end of the radius or of the femur, and in the short bones.
The length of the femur, two-thirds of which represent the depth of the seat.
In the young jerboa the proportion of the femur to the rest of the leg is the same as in ordinary running animals.
That the patella and articular surface of the femur are healthy.
Tarso-metatarsus shorter than the femur, and less than half the length of the tibio-tarsus.
The femur of the Brachiosaurus exceeded six feet; this must have been the greatest of them all.
The femur occasionally tends to protrude at the wound, and hence may require to be counter-extended by splints.
Gonytheca: articulating surface of femur to which the tibia is joined.
Occasionally, evidence of chronic luxation of the femur is observed in the anatomical laboratory.
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.