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[fem-er-uh l] /ˈfɛm ər əl/
of, relating to, or situated at, in, or near the thigh or femur.
Origin of femoral
1775-85; < Latin femor- (stem of femur) thigh + -al1
Related forms
interfemoral, adjective
postfemoral, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for femoral
  • After the anesthesia took effect, surgeons made an incision in my groin to reach my femoral vein and artery.
  • In the leg, its branches communicate with those of the posterior femoral cutaneous.
  • The medial is less marked, especially at its upper part, where it is crossed by the femoral artery.
  • Blood from the basilic and femoral veins was also sowed.
  • Your doctor will make a small surgical cut near the groin, to find the femoral artery.
  • Through a tiny incision in the groin, a catheter is inserted into the femoral artery and then into the uterine artery.
  • The femoral heads are anatomically sized for more natural hip performance.
British Dictionary definitions for femoral


of or relating to the thigh or femur
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Word Origin and History for femoral

1782, from Latin femoris, genitive of femur "thigh" (see femur) + -al (1).

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femoral in Medicine

femoral fem·o·ral (fěm'ər-əl)
Of or relating to the femur or thigh.

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