The femur is the thigh bone.
The ends of the femur are covered with glistening white joint cartilage. At the knee the femur terminates in two rounded 'condyles'with a notch between them - the femoral notch. These condyles articulate with the flattened top of the tibia (tibial plateau) (the tibio-femoral joint).
The adjective for femur is 'femoral'.
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