Femur meaning

fēmər
Femur is defined as the thighbone, the longest and thickest bone in the body.

A bone in your body that goes from your pelvis to your knee and that helps you to walk by allowing you to move your leg from the hip to the knee is an example of a femur.

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The thick, most muscular segment of the insect leg, situated between the trochanter and the tibia.
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The largest, longest, and heaviest bone in the body, extending from the hip to the knee; thighbone.
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The thick, most muscular segment of the insect leg, situated between the trochanter and the tibia.
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The long bone of the thigh or of the upper portion of the hind leg.
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(anatomy) A thighbone.
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A segment of the leg of an insect or arachnid.
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A long leg segment in various animals, connecting the leg to the body.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
femur
Plural:
femora, femurs

Origin of femur

  • Latin thigh

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin femur, (genitive feminis (“thigh”)), from Proto-Indo-European *dhonu (“fir”). More at tan.

    From Wiktionary