noun, plural fe·murs, fem·o·ra [fem-er-uh] /ˈfɛm ər ə/.
- femoral triangle,
- femoral vein,
- fence in
Origin of femur
Examples from the Web for femora
The femora are distinctly marked with four rings, and the other joints less plainly.
The hairs on the femora are much fewer than those on the tibi and tarsi.
The legs are comparatively short and tapering, and the femora thick.
Feet normal, with somewhat thick cox and femora: upper digitules long; lower pair narrow.
It also enclosed two perfect male skeletons, the tops of the femora of another, and a bone of some animal.An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800|Mary Frances Cusack
noun plural femurs or femora (ˈfɛmərə)
Word Origin for femur
1560s, from Latin femur "thigh," of unknown origin; borrowed first as an architectural term, 1799 as "thighbone."