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femur midshaft polar moment of inertia (CMO:0001669)
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femoral neck polar moment of inertia  
femur midshaft polar moment of inertia  
A calculated geometric property of a cross section of the femoral midshaft, a point midway between the two ends of 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.

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Exact Synonyms: femoral midshaft polar moment of inertia
Related Synonyms: femur midshaft Ip ;   femur midshaft area moment of inertia ;   femur midshaft cross-sectional moment of inertia
Definition Sources: Dorland:Dorlands_Illustrated_Medical_Dictionary--31st_Ed, ISBN:978-1416049982, PMID:8274302, Website:http://www.ah-engr.com/som/animations/polar_moment.html

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