from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The thigh bone; same as femur.

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  • n. the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee


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  • —The ligamentum patellæ is the central portion of the common tendon of the Quadriceps femoris, which is continued from the patella to the tuberosity of the tibia.

    III. Syndesmology. 7b. The Knee-joint

  • Its surface is smooth, coated with cartilage in the fresh state, except over an ovoid depression, the fovea capitis femoris, which is situated a little below and behind the center of the head, and gives attachment to the ligamentum teres.

    II. Osteology. 6c. 3. The Femur

  • This surface is covered, in the recent state, by an expansion from the tendon of the Quadriceps femoris, which is continuous below with the superficial fibers of the ligamentum patellæ.

    II. Osteology. 6c. 4. The Patella

  • —The base or superior border is thick, and sloped from behind, downward, and forward: it gives attachment to that portion of the Quadriceps femoris which is derived from the Rectus femoris and Vastus intermedius.

    II. Osteology. 6c. 4. The Patella

  • Ms. Burla has competed twice since returning from surgery that also removed part of her bicep femoris muscle, including a win at the Boston Scientific Heart of Summer 10K in July.

    Thirty-Two Years and Counting

  • The anatomical description of its location is the midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of biceps femoris and semitendinosis.

    Tao I

  • I *still* think it sounds like claudication maybe of the profunda femoris?

    Clinical Case: Leg Pain (Part 1)

  • This method comprises all the conditions which are natural; for the body being suspended by its weight, produces extension, and the person suspended from him, along with the extension, forces the head of the thigh-bone to rise up above the acetabulum; and at the same time he uses the bone of the fore-arm as a lever, and forces the os femoris to slip into its old seat.

    On The Articulations

  • But if the os femoris form a wound at the knee, and slip through it, provided it be reduced and left so, it will occasion a still more violent and speedy death than in the cases formerly described; but if not reduced, it will be much more dangerous than those cases mentioned before, and yet this is the only hope of recovery.

    On The Articulations

  • Idciro non comedunt filii Israel nervum contractionis, qui est in pala femoris, usque ad diem hanc: quia tetigit palam femoris Iahacob in nervo contractionis.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2


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