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femur polar moment of inertia (CMO:0001668)
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bone polar moment of inertia to body weight ratio 
calculated femoral neck cross-sectional area +   
calculated femur midshaft cross-sectional area +   
femur polar moment of inertia +   
A calculated geometric property of a cross section of the femur, the major bone in the upper portion of the hindlimb of quadrupeds or the lower limb of bipeds. It is a measure of the distribution of material around a given axis and is related to the inherent rotational stiffness of the bone around that axis. Bone is the hard, rigid form of connective tissue constituting most of the skeleton of vertebrates and composed chiefly of calcium salts.

Exact Synonyms: femoral polar moment of inertia
Related Synonyms: femur Ip ;   femur area moment of inertia ;   femur cross-sectional moment of inertia
Definition Sources: American_Heritage:The_American_Heritage_Dictionary_of_the_English_Language--4th_Ed, Dorland:Dorlands_Illustrated_Medical_Dictionary--31st_Ed, ISBN:978-1416049982, PMID:8274302, Website:

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