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Synonyms for femur

the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton

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The possession of the femur from a vanquished foe was a sign of military valour.
Sawbones[R] third generation composite femurs (Pacific Research Laboratories, Inc.
Now, a Field Museum excavation team has confirmed that they did remove femurs from earlier graves and that this custom may have been widely practiced by heads of households outside of the ruling class.
Linear regressions for marrow fat in yearling moose femurs were significant and highly correlated for tibia, humerus, and radius bones.
21) In this article, we report the results of our use of homograft femur prostheses in stapedectomy.
Leading medical researchers at Yorkhill Sick Children's Hospital in Glasgow reduced femur samples from more than 2,100 children between 1959 and 1970 to ashes so they could be analysed for radioactive contamination.
The departure of the zoo-bred femurs 5 for Madagascar last week coincided of the much-heralded Masoala National Park, which secures 840 square miles of northeastern Madagascar from commercial logging.
Physicians have traditionally scanned only one femur because of the extra time and operator effort associated with scanning the second femur.
In their conclusion, the authors acknowledged that clinical data confirmed the fact that the drug was effective in reducing fractures in most of the patients taking it, but stated that their research indicated that a small group of patients on long-term therapy risked the possibility of fracturing their femurs.
The mean change in offset for the deformed femurs was -7 mm (SD, 1.
To test this idea, Geist and Jones studied the femurs of newborn birds.
Whole femur surrogates (N = 25) (third Generation Composite Femurs, Pacific Research Laboratories, Vashon, WA, USA) were purchased and prepared for testing.
When she examined cross sections of femurs from one type of dinosaur called Syntarsus, she found growth rings - dark bands similar to those that appear in trees.
Neither untoward hoop strains nor stem subsidence was found in tests with the cadaveric femurs.
The exuberance that accompanied the advent of compression plating for tibias and femurs in the 1960s quickly diminished in the 1970s and, thus, a renewed interest in refining closed nailing techniques appeared.