What does patella mean?

patella in AZ Dictionary

(n) an appartment triangular bone tissue found in front of this knee joint. Also referred to as kneecap.
(n) A dish-shaped anatomical formation.
(n) A pan or dish in old Rome.

patella in Community Dictionary

The knee cap. by Lashawna PierpontReport definition
an elegant title for kneecap by Duncan MalloryReport definition

patella in Medical Dictionary

The kneecap by another title, the patella could be the little bone which in the front associated with leg. by Elmira TorbertReport definition
The patella is a sesamoid bone, a little bone tissue (sesamoid = like a sesame seed) which embedded in a joint capsule or tendon, in cases like this the tendon of insertion associated with the quadriceps muscle (the "quad"). The patella in an adult is about 2 inches (5 cm) across. by Leland FeitReport definition
In the event that patella is shattered beyond fix, it may be removed. The operation is termed a patellectomy. by Leland FeitReport definition
Patella is a Latin word that described a "tiny pan, dish or plate." As a saucer, the patella is fairly paltry and cannot have held a lot. by Vera AnkneyReport definition

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  • Sentence for "patella"
  • Synonym for "patella"
    • kneepan, rotula, kneecap
  • Rhyme for "patella"
    • Adela, Annabella, Arabella, Bela, Bella
  • Hypernym for "patella"
    • os sesamoideum, sesamoid bone, sesamoid, mollusk genus
  • Cross Reference for "patella"
    • ligamentum patellæ
  • Form for "patella"
    • patellate, patellar, patellar reflex
  • Same Context for "patella"
    • tibia, femur, scapula, humerus, Morse
  • Variant for "patella"
    • patellae
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