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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj femoral of or relating to or near the femur or thigh
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Femoral Pertaining to the femur or thigh; as, the femoral artery. "Femoral habiliments."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • femoral Of or pertaining to the thigh.
    • femoral Pertaining to the femur or thigh-bone: as, the femoral condyles.
    • femoral In entomology, pertaining to or on the third joint of an insect's leg: as, a femoral spine.
    • femoral Hunter's canal. See canal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Femoral belonging to the thigh
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. femur, femoris, thigh: cf. F. fémoral,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. femoralisfemur, thigh.


In literature:

I once got this learned scientist to inject a milligram of the lymph into the femoral artery of Miss Susan's cat.
"The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac" by Eugene Field
He performed herniotomy in the femoral region, and there was a safe delivery at full term.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The liability to femoral hernia is in like manner increased by the upright position.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884" by Various
And there was Becker the blue-eyed German prisoner with a bullet through his femoral artery and his hip.
"Sketches of the East Africa Campaign" by Robert Valentine Dolbey
Femoral and preanal pores none.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
There's something pretty rich in giving an amputation lecture with one's own femorals as a subject.
"A Master of Fortune" by Cutcliffe Hyne
The choice of operation lies between ligation of the femoral artery in Hunter's canal, and Matas' operation of aneurysmo-arteriorrhaphy.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Wing membrane from the ankles, inter femoral membrane square behind; extreme tip of the tail free.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
Thigh Rupture (Femoral) is that form of rupture which appears at the upper part of the thigh.
"Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured" by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
In the case of femoral and popliteal aneurisms the method of Antyllus is often unsuitable.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Femorate -us: with abnormal or unusually developed femora or thighs.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
E. Femoral artery enclosed in e, its compartment of the femoral sheath.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
A Prussian soldier was wounded over the femoral artery by a musket ball.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
C, The radial artery D, The femoral artery.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The number of femoral pores varies from 15 to 22 (18.9); 14 individuals (35%) had 20 or more femoral pores.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
A preservative fluid had been injected by the embalmer a few hours before into the left femoral artery.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
I have no more notion of getting at anything by address than I have of tying the femoral artery.
"Barrington Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
It's the lang, weary course o' femoral muscle that is underminin' my constitution.
"By Veldt and Kopje" by William Charles Scully
This is the pubio-femoral ligament.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
I have seen both the femoral veins obstructed from this cause at the same time.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various

In news:

Ballot for Withdrawal of F1440-92(2008) Standard Practice for Cyclic Fatigue Testing of Metallic Stemmed Hip Arthroplasty Femoral Components Without Torsion.
A drug-coated stent from Bloomington-based Cook Medical met safety and effectiveness goals in the treatment of blocked femoral arteries, according to a staff report by US regulators weighing whether to clear the device for sale.
My season was just cut short due to a stress fracture in my femoral neck(hip).
New Guide for Fretting and Corrosion Testing of Modular Femoral Heads on Hip Stem Tapers.
Scope This standard establishes requirements and considerations for fretting and corrosion testing of modular femoral heads for use in conjunction with hip stems.
The femoral artery is like a superhighway taking oxygen-rich blood from the heart to each leg.
What Is the Femoral Artery.
What Is the Femoral Artery .
The Mynx VCS vascular closure system (VCD) by AccessClosure designed to seal a puncture site in the femoral artery and stop the bleeding after a cardiac catheterization procedure.
The femoral condyles usually glide smoothly on the tibial plateau, allowing for smooth, painless motion of the lower leg.
The knee is a complex joint, which is made up of the lower end of the thigh bone, or femur (the femoral condyles), and the proximal end of the shine bone, or tibia (the tibial plateau).
ProGlide Delivers Medicated Sutures to Seal the Femoral Access Site.
Patella alta means that the patella is not protected by the higher lateral femoral sulcus and may be more prone to lateral subluxation.
Trial Finds Benefits Using Radial vs Femoral Access in STEMI.
Antegrade access to the superficial femoral artery using a dedicated vascular acce.