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[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.


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