from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plural of femur.
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- n. Plural form of femur.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Latin plural of femur.
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Based on these remains, A. altus was similar in size to Diplodocus carnegii and probably around 25 m long (Paul 1994a, b), and it is particularly interesting among diplodocoids in that its femora were markedly elongate and slender.
Upon opening the grave, the skull and femora were found in a "skull and crossbones" orientation on top of the ribs and vertebrae, which were also found in disarray.
Nevertheless, I didn't need to go into the NHM today, and am happily landmarking femora, and will not leave for the GM until I have something to run.
Finally, Bennett (2001) noted that the femora and metatarsal V of Quetzalcoatlus were robust relative to those of other pterodactyloids, and that its feet were larger and more robust than those of ornithocheiroids.
By plotting the lengths of femora, tibiae and metatarsi onto ternary diagrams, Daniel Elvidge and David Unwin found that pterosaurs occupied a tight, compact group of data points within morphospace, and a ‘data cloud’ similar in size to that occupied by bats.
With their proportionally short wings, long legs with robust femora, and large, robust feet (Bennett 2001), azhdarchids were likely to have been even better suited for terrestrial foraging than most other pterodactyloids.
Ad unius horae ebrietatem nudat femora, quae per sexcentos annos sobrietate contexerat.
One of the things he showed were some human, early genus Homo thigh bones, or femora, that were very complete; the first really complete ones that we had.
Unlike the collection above, this shows different parts of the skeleton: lots of leg bones femora, tibia, metapodials, carpals and tarsals, phalanges.
Capit tunc pugionem tonsor et præputio abscisso detrahit pellem [Greek] ab umbilico incipiens aut parum infra, ventremque usque ad femora nudat.