Synonyms for femur

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She bit off his left front tarsus and consumed the tibia and femur.

Fulcrant: the trochanter when continued along the femur, as in Carabids.

Gonytheca: articulating surface of femur to which the tibia is joined.

Pregenicular: in Orthoptera, that portion of femur proximad the knee.

Let one part, that in the centre, form a "femur" (in Greek μηρὁς).

The length of the femur, two-thirds of which represent the depth of the seat.

That the patella and articular surface of the femur are healthy.

The femur of the Brachiosaurus exceeded six feet; this must have been the greatest of them all.

The neck of the femur is shortened and its angle diminished.

The palpi have the femur dark brown at the base and white at the end.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Latin femur "thigh," of unknown origin; borrowed first as an architectural term, 1799 as "thighbone."

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nounleg part
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