genu

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genu

(ˈdʒɛnjuː)
n, pl genua (ˈdʒɛnjʊə)
1. (Anatomy) the technical name for the knee
2. (Anatomy) any kneelike bend in a structure or part
[Latin: knee]
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Noun1.genu - hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patellagenu - hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
kneecap, kneepan, patella - a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
musculus articularis genus - the articular muscle of the knee
genicular vein, vena genus - veins that drain blood from structures around the knee; empty into the popliteal vein
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
ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane