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femur

Pronunciation: fe'mur, fem'o-ris, -a

Definition: The long bone of the thigh, articulating with the hip bone proximally and the tibia and patella distally.

Synonym(s): thigh

Synonym(s): os femoris, thigh bone

[L. thigh]

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