the main artery of the thigh, supplying blood to the leg.
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- femme de chambre,
- femme fatale,
- femoral canal,
- femoral hernia,
- femoral nerve,
- femoral sheath,
- femoral triangle
Origin of femoral artery
First recorded in 1775–85
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An artery with origin at the continuation of the external iliac artery, with branches to the pudendal, epigastric, circumflex iliac arteries, the deep artery of the thigh, and the descending genicular artery, and terminating in the popliteal artery.
deep artery of thigh
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