noun, plural fe·murs, fem·o·ra [fem-er-uh] /ˈfɛm ər ə/.
Origin of femur
Examples from the Web for femur
The results were awful: marked osteoporosis in the spine, hip, and femur.
The longest and strongest of all the bones is the femur, or thigh bone.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
The course of the bullet was anteroposterior through the axis of the femur.Gunshot Roentgenograms|Clyde S. Ford
The femur or thigh is the third, and usually the largest and most conspicuous joint of the leg.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
British Dictionary definitions for femur
noun plural femurs or femora (ˈfɛmərə)
Word Origin for femur
Word Origin and History for femur
1560s, from Latin femur "thigh," of unknown origin; borrowed first as an architectural term, 1799 as "thighbone."