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neck of femur

 

Definition: a short, constricted, strong bar projecting at an obtuse angle (about 125°) from the upper end of the shaft of the thigh bone and supporting its head.

Synonym(s): collum femorisTA, collum ossis femoris, neck of thigh bone

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