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femur

(fē`mər): see legleg,
one of the paired limbs of an animal used for support of the body and for locomotion. Properly, the human leg is that portion of the extremity between the foot and the thigh. This section of the human leg contains two long bones, the tibia and the fibula.
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Femur

The vertical surfaces of the triglyph left between the glyphs.

femur

[′fē·mər]
(anatomy)
The proximal bone of the hind or lower limb in vertebrates.
The thigh bone in humans, articulating with the acetabulum and tibia.

femur

The long projecting face between each channel of a triglyph.

femur

1. the longest thickest bone of the human skeleton, articulating with the pelvis above and the knee below
2. the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
3. the segment of an insect's leg nearest to the body
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Instead of leaving Jordon without a leg, we connected her shin bone to the remaining thigh bone, creating a knee joint from her foot.
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The estimate of stature," he explains, "is usually based on the thigh bone of a man of ordinary size.
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Dr Hughes said: "I have concerns that this child initially presented to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and the parents gave a history that the father had fallen while holding the child, sustaining the right femoral - thigh bone - fracture.
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