genu varum

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Noun1.genu varum - a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)genu varum - a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
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ge·nu va·rum

n. rodilla vara, piernas arqueadas,
pop. zambo-a, curvatura anormal de las rodillas hacia afuera.

genu varum

n genu varo, piernas arqueadas (fam)
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The executioners ushered him to the scaffold as the sun, the color of the blind hobos' eyes, shrugged up over the mountain, but after the previous night's long debauch, few were conscious to see him as he stood on the planks with his house's characteristic bow-leggedness, stripped to the waist, sweating but not bleeding, long-jawed and slightly cross-eyed.
Running gait factors such as bow-leggedness or knock knees
But bow-leggedness is normal up to the age of two, and the shape of the legs we recognise as normal is reached by six years old.