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Definition of Femoral artery

Femoral artery: The continuation of the external iliac artery after it passes under the inguinal ligament. The femoral arteries supply oxygenated blood from the heart to the lower extremities.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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