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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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The tip of the thermometer should be placed in the thigh muscle just above and beyond the lower] part of the thighbone, but not touching the bone, and pointing toward the body.
During total knee replacement surgery, or adhroplasty, surfaces of the thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia), and kneecap (patella) are replaced with a metal-and-plastic implant.
When the knee is bent and straightened, the kneecap glides back and forth over the end of the femur, or thighbone.
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