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femoral artery

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noun Anatomy.
  1. the main artery of the thigh, supplying blood to the leg.
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Origin of femoral artery

First recorded in 1775–85
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femoral artery in Medicine

femoral artery

n.
  1. 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.
  2. deep artery of thigh