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Femur





In four limbed vertebrates, the Femur is the thigh bone and it is only found in the rear legs.

In insects, the femur is the third segment of the leg, immediately above the tibia.

Some species of whales, snakes and other non-walking vertebrates have vestigial femurs.

Associated Terms: Femora, Thigh Bone

Also see:
Tibia

 


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