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Definition of «Femur»


Femur: The femur is the bone in the leg that extends from the hip to the knee.

The femur constitutes the upper leg, that part of the leg above the knee. As compared to the lower leg which boasts two bones (the tibia and the fibula), the upper leg has only one bone, the femur, but a very large bone it is, the largest in the human body.

The word "femur" is the Latin word for thigh and the femur is familiarly known as the thigh bone.

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  • femur: Definition from Answers.com

    n. , pl. , fe·murs , or fem·o·ra ( fĕm ' ər-ə ). A bone of the leg situated between the pelvis and knee in humans. It is the largest and strongest bone in the ...

  • Femur - PO Home

    The thigh is the region of the femur. At the proximal (in prox imity to the body) is the hip. At the distal end (distant from the body) is the knee.

  • Femur | Define Femur at Dictionary.com - Dictionary.com ...

    noun, plural fe·murs, fem·o·ra . 1. Anatomy . a bone in the human leg extending from the pelvis to the knee, that is the longest, largest, and strongest in the ...

  • Femur Fracture | Broken Femur

    A femur fracture is an injury to the thigh bone. The femur is the bone between the hip and the knee joints, it is one of the largest, and strongest bones in ...

  • Femur - WrongDiagnosis.com - Wrong Diagnosis

    Organ Femur including diseases and disorders affecting the Femur organ or body system.