Definition of Femoris
1. Noun. The longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee.
Terms within: Lateral Condyle, Medial Condyle, Trochanter
Group relationships: Thigh
Generic synonyms: Leg Bone
Derivative terms: Femoral
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Femoris
Literary usage of Femoris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The Quadratus femoris is a short, flat muscle, quadrilateral in shape (hence its name) ... and the Gluteus maximus and Quadratus femoris from the back part. ..."
2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"Of these, one occupying the middle of the thigh, connected above with the ilium, is called the Rectus femoris, from its straight course. ..."
3. A Treatise on Dislocations and Fractures of the Joints by Astley Cooper, Bransby Blake Cooper (1851)
"The accident happens when a person falls from a considerable height upon his feet, or is thrown upon the condyles of the os femoris with the knee bent. ..."
4. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1875)
"589) that while the Quadratus femoris was absent, the gemelli, ... 20, 1848) found the quadratus femoris deficient in Man (out of 105 subjects examined), ..."
5. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1846)
"Oft Fractures of the Cervix femoris, with Cases. By ALEXANDER WATSON, MD, FRCSE, Consulting Surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, &c. &c. ..."
6. The Anatomy of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1802)
"THEN comes off the profunda femoris, the DEEP or MUSCULAR ARTERY of the THIGH. ... nd this lait branch is named perforans ultima femoris. ..."