femoral

[fem-er-uh l]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. femme,
  2. femme de chambre,
  3. femme fatale,
  4. femmy,
  5. femora,
  6. femoral artery,
  7. femoral canal,
  8. femoral hernia,
  9. femoral nerve,
  10. femoral sheath

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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British Dictionary definitions for femoral

femoral

adjective

of or relating to the thigh or femur
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Word Origin and History for femoral

femoral

adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for femoral

femoral

[fĕmər-əl]

adj.

Of or relating to the femur or thigh.

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