Definition of Femoral

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or near the femur or thigh.

Partainyms: Femur, Thigh
Derivative terms: Femur

Definition of Femoral

1. a. Pertaining to the femur or thigh; as, the femoral artery.

Definition of Femoral

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or near the femur or thigh ¹

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Definition of Femoral

1. pertaining to the femur [adj]

Medical Definition of Femoral

1. Pertaining to the femur or to the thigh. Origin: L. Femoralis This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Femoral

femme couverte
femme fatale
femme fatale fireflies
femme fatale firefly
femme incomprise
femoral (current term)
femoral artery
femoral biceps
femoral branch of genitofemoral nerve
femoral canal
femoral fossa
femoral fractures
femoral hernia
femoral muscle
femoral neck fractures
femoral nerve
femoral opening
femoral plexus
femoral pulse

Literary usage of Femoral

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"It contains the femoral artery and vein enclosed in their own sheath of areolar tissue, the vein being behind and on the outer side of the artery, ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"femoral HERNIA. The size of the femoral canal, the degree of tension of its ... If the leg and thigh are extended, abducted, or everted, the femoral canal ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"1889) endeavors to throw additional light upon the still disputed question as to the best operative treatment of wounds of the femoral vein. ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"The relations of the femoral and internal abdominal rings, ... The femoral or crural sheath (Fig. 479) is a continuation downward of the fascia? that line ..."

5. Organizations by James G. March, Herbert Alexander Simon (1878)
"_ deaths, a mortality of less than 28 per cent. Aneurism of the Deep femoral Artery (Profunda) ¡*irn -•• Holmes referring to but five cases, two observed by ..."

6. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1912)
"The small number (sixteen cases) of femoral hernias which we were able to collect, ... All these femoral hernias were of the acquired type; it is known that ..."

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