the main artery of the thigh, supplying blood to the leg.
femoral artery n.
- Femoral hernia
femoral hernia n. A hernia through the femoral ring. Also called crural hernia, enteromerocele, merocele.
- Femoral nerve
femoral nerve n. A nerve that arises from the second, third, and fourth lumbar nerves and supplies the muscles and skin of the anterior region of the thigh.
- Femoral sheath
femoral sheath n. The fascia enclosing the femoral vessels of the leg. Also called crural sheath.
- Femoral triangle
femoral triangle n. A triangular space at the upper part of the thigh, bounded by the sartorius and adductor longus muscles and the inguinal ligament. Also called Scarpa’s triangle.