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English: The femur (pl. femurs or femora), or thigh bone, is the most proximal (closest to the center of the body) bone of the leg in tetrapod vertebrates capable of walking or jumping, such as most land mammals, birds, many reptiles such as lizards, and amphibians such as frogs. In vertebrates with four legs such as dogs and horses, the femur is found only in the rear legs. The femur is the largest bone in the body. The head of the femur articulates with the acetabulum.
femur 
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most proximal bone of the leg for tetrapode vertebrates, longest bone for humans
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Instance of bone
Subclass of bone (leg),
long bone
Part of human leg
Connects with
  • hip bone (proximal)
  • patella (distal)
  • tibia (distal)
Has part
  • upper extremity of femur
  • body of femur
  • lower extremity of femur
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GND ID: 4172282-6
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