fabella definition

  • noun:
    • One of the tiny sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of femur, in certain animals.
    • among little sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles for the femur, in some mammals.
    • A sesamoid fibrocartilage, sometimes found ossified, developed in the gastrocnemius muscle, and situated on the back of the knee-joint or behind the condyle of the femur, in special relation with the fibula: as, “the fibular fabella,” .
    • among little sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of the femur, in a few mammals.
    • one of many tiny sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles associated with the femur, in some animals.
    • A sesamoid fibrocartilage, sometimes found ossified, developed in the gastrocnemius muscle, and situated on the back of the knee-joint or behind the condyle of the femur, in special relation with the fibula: as, “the fibular fabella,” .

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