Definition of “femur” - English Dictionary

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“femur” in British English

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femurnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfiː.mər/ us /ˈfiː.mɚ/ plural femurs or femora specialized

Examples from literature

  • At the top of the leg is the femur. 
  • The femur was broken near the hip. 
  • The left scapula is fractured, likewise the clavicle, and there is a compound fracture of the femur. 
  • The myeloma is most often met with between the ages of twenty-five and forty in the upper end of the tibia or lower end of the femur. 
  • There are wide differences in the shape of the skull, thorax, femur, and even the liver. 
  • These discs surround the tibial spine and are otherwise shaped to fit perfectly between the articular portions of the femur and tibia. 

(Definition of “femur” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)