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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A thick flat triangular movable bone that forms the anterior point of the knee and protects the front of the joint, increases the leverage of the quadriceps, and is usually regarded as a sesamoid bone since it is developed in the tendon of the quadriceps

Usage examples (8)
  • Today, for your reading pleasure, I give you chondromalacia patellae.
  • Personally, I think life is too short to feel such contempt for your patellae.
  • It was the first of a lifetime of knee woes; I was born with a tendency to dislocation, because of a congenital problem with my patellae.
  • It does indeed, as Miss November's impressive pair of patellae demonstrate: here. for more
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