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femur

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Endochondral longbone connecting the pelvic girdle with posterior zeugopodium skeleton.[VSAO, modified]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femur VSAO:0000186 ]

Synonyms: thigh bone

Term info

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Gray252.png

external definition

Endochondral longbone connecting the pelvic girdle with posterior zeugopodium.[VSAO], Paired, elongate, cylindrical bones of endochondral origin that form the thighs, extending from the pelvic girdles to the knees.[AAO]

has related synonym

os femorale, mesomere 1 of pevlic appendage, femoral bone, os femoris, os longissimum, proximal metapterygial mesomere of pelvic appendage, proximal metapterygial mesomere of pelvic fin

homology notes

Most anatomists now agree that the three proximal bones of the tetrapod limbs are homologous to the two or three proximal elements of the paired fin skeleton of other sarcopterygians, that is the humerus-femur, radius-tibia, and ulna-fibula.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0000981