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fe·mur    Audio Help   (fē'mər)   

n.   pl. fe·murs or fem·o·ra (fěm'ər-ə)
    1. A bone of the leg situated between the pelvis and knee in humans. It is the largest and strongest bone in the body.

    2. A functionally similar bone in the leg or hind limb of a vertebrate animal. Also called thighbone.

  1. The thick, most muscular segment of the insect leg, situated between the trochanter and the tibia.

[Latin, thigh.]
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