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Medical Term:

angle of inclination


the angle formed by the meeting of a line drawn along the longitudinal axis of a long bone with another line passing through the long axis of its proximal portion; normally refers to the femur and humerus.

See: angle of inclination of femur

Synonym(s): neck-shaft angle

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