femoral artery
noun Date: circa 1771 the chief artery of the thigh lying in its anterior inner part

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • femoral artery — n the chief artery of the thigh that is a continuation of the external iliac artery lying in the anterior part of the thigh and is undivided until a point about two inches (5 centimeters) below the inguinal ligament where it divides into a large… …   Medical dictionary

  • Femoral artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria femoralis GraySubject = 157 GrayPage = 623 Caption = Structures passing behind the inguinal ligament. (Femoral artery labeled at upper right.) Caption2 = Femoral artery and its major branches right… …   Wikipedia

  • femoral artery — noun the chief artery of the thigh; a continuation of the external iliac artery • Syn: ↑arteria femoralis • Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel • Part Holonyms: ↑thigh * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • femoral artery — an artery arising from the external iliac artery at the inguinal ligament. It is situated superficially, running down the front medial aspect of the thigh. Two thirds of the way down it passes into the back of the thigh, continuing downward… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • femoral artery — Anat. the main artery of the thigh, supplying blood to the leg. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • femoral artery common — see arteria femoralis …   Medical dictionary

  • femoral artery deep — arteria profunda femoris …   Medical dictionary

  • femoral artery superficial — see arteria femoralis …   Medical dictionary

  • Medial circumflex femoral artery — Artery: Medial circumflex femoral artery The profunda femoris artery, femoral artery and their major branches right thigh, anterior view. Circumflex femoral arteries labeled. Latin arteria cir …   Wikipedia

  • Descending branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery — Artery: Descending branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery The profunda femoris artery, femoral artery and their major branches right thigh, anterior view. Circumflex femoral arteries labeled …   Wikipedia

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