- 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
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Examples from the Web for femoral
A bullet had struck a femoral artery and it was gushing blood as she kept firing.How the Army Betrayed the Hero of Fort Hood
April 4, 2014
Long inrolled tail; femoral patagium as in the vespertilios.A New Name for the Mexican Red Bat
E. Raymond Hall
Some blood taken from the basilic and femoral veins was likewise sown.Louis Pasteur
The first of these was the tying one of the femoral arteries.
No fold across the throat or along the side; no femoral or inguinal pores.Reptiles and Birds
In fact, he had been shot through the femoral artery, and one leg was broken.The Secret Battle
A. P. Herbert
- of or relating to the thigh or femur
Word Origin and History for femoral
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to the femur or thigh.
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