femoral artery


noun Anatomy.

the main artery of the thigh, supplying blood to the leg.

Nearby words

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

Origin of femoral artery

First recorded in 1775–85

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Medicine definitions for femoral artery

femoral artery

n.

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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