femoral nerve

noun
one of a pair of nerves that originate from lumbar nerves and supply the muscles and skin of the anterior part of the thigh
Hypernyms: ↑spinal nerve, ↑nervus spinalis
Part Holonyms: ↑thigh

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noun
: the largest branch of the lumbar plexus that in man comes from the 2d, 3d, and 4th lumbar nerves and supplies extensor muscles of the thigh and skin areas on the front of the thigh and medial surface of the leg and foot and that sends articular branches to the hip and knee joints — called also anterior crural nerve

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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