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Femur head
Upper extremity of right femur viewed from behind and above.
Right femur. Anterior surface.
Latin caput femoris
Gray's subject #59 243
MeSH femur+head
Dorlands/Elsevier c_08/12211984

The femur head which is globular and forms rather more than a hemisphere, is directed upward, medialward, and a little forward, the greater part of its convexity being above and in front. Image File history File links Gray243. ... The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the human body. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (467x1253, 48 KB) Source Originally from en. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Elseviers logo. ...

Its surface is smooth, coated with cartilage in the fresh state, except over an ovoid depression, the fovea capitis femoris, which is situated a little below and behind the center of the head, and gives attachment to the ligamentum teres. For the ligament of the hip, see Ligamentum teres femoris. ...

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