Definitions for Femurˈfi mər; ˈfɛm ər ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fe•murˈfi mər; ˈfɛm ər ə(n.)(pl.)fe•murs, fem•o•ra

  1. the long upper bone of the hind leg of vertebrates, extending from the pelvis to the knee; thighbone.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. the often enlarged third segment of an insect leg, between the trochanter and the tibia.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of femur:

1555–65; < L: thigh

Princeton's WordNet

  1. femur, thighbone, femoris(noun)

    the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee

Wiktionary

  1. femur(Noun)

    A thighbone.

  2. femur(Noun)

    A segment of the leg of an insect or arachnid.

  3. Origin: From femur, (genitive feminis), from dhonu. More at tan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Femur(noun)

    the thigh bone

  2. Femur(noun)

    the proximal segment of the hind limb containing the thigh bone; the thigh. See Coxa

Freebase

  1. Femur

    The femur, or thigh bone, is the most proximal bone of the leg in tetrapod vertebrates capable of walking or jumping, such as most land mammals, birds, many reptiles such as lizards, and amphibians such as frogs. In vertebrates with four legs such as dogs and horses, the femur is found only in the rear legs. The head of the femur articulates with the acetabulum in the pelvic bone forming the hip joint, while the distal part of the femur articulates with the tibia and patella forming the knee joint. By most measures the femur is the strongest bone in the body.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Femur

    The longest and largest bone of the skeleton, it is situated between the hip and the knee.


Translations for Femur

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

femur(noun)

the thigh bone.

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