[fem-er-uh l] /ˈfɛm ər əl/
of, relating to, or situated at, in, or near the thigh or .
of or relating to the thigh or femur
1782, from Latin femoris, genitive of femur “thigh” (see femur) + -al (1).
femoral fem·o·ral (fěm’ər-əl)
Of or relating to the femur or thigh.
- Femoral canal
femoral canal n. The medial compartment of the femoral sheath. Also called crural canal.
noun, Anatomy. 1. 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.