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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-mer]
    • /ˈfi mər/
    • /ˈfiː.mər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-mer]
    • /ˈfi mər/

Definitions of femur word

  • noun plural femur Anatomy. a bone in the human leg extending from the pelvis to the knee, that is the longest, largest, and strongest in the body; thighbone. 1
  • noun plural femur Zoology. a corresponding bone of the leg or hind limb of an animal. 1
  • noun plural femur Entomology. the third segment of the leg of an insect (counting from the base), situated between the trochanter and the tibia. 1
  • noun femur The bone of the thigh or upper hind limb, articulating at the hip and the knee. 1
  • noun femur thigh bone 1
  • countable noun femur Your femur is the large bone in the upper part of your leg. 0

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Origin of femur

First appearance:

before 1555
One of the 31% oldest English words
1555-65; < Latin: thigh

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Femur


femur popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

femur usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for femur

noun femur

  • groin — Anatomy. the fold or hollow on either side of the front of the body where the thigh joins the abdomen.
  • ham — the second son of Noah, Gen. 10:1.
  • flank — the side of an animal or a person between the ribs and hip.
  • hock — the state of being deposited or held as security; pawn: She was forced to put her good jewelry in hock.
  • loins — Usually, loins. the part or parts of the human body or of a quadruped animal on either side of the spinal column, between the false ribs and hipbone.

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