[fem-er-uh l]


of, relating to, or situated at, in, or near the thigh or femur.

Origin of femoral

1775–85; < Latin femor- (stem of femur) thigh + -al1
Related formsin·ter·fem·o·ral, adjectivepost·fem·o·ral, adjective
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of or relating to the thigh or femur
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Word Origin and History for femoral

1782, from Latin femoris, genitive of femur "thigh" (see femur) + -al (1).

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femoral in Medicine




Of or relating to the femur or thigh.
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