|—n , pl femurs, femora|
|1.||Nontechnical name: thighbone 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|
|[C18: from Latin: thigh]|
femur fe·mur (fē'mər)
n. pl. fe·murs or fem·o·ra (fěm'ər-ə)
The long bone of the thigh, and the longest and strongest bone in the human body, situated between the pelvis and the knee and articulating with the hipbone and with the tibia and patella. Also called thighbone.