knock-knee


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knock-knee

(nŏk′nē′)
n.
A deformity of the legs in which the knees are abnormally close together and the ankles are spread widely apart.

knock′-kneed′ adj.

knock-knee

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knock-knees

n
(Pathology) a condition in which the legs are bent inwards causing the knees to touch when standing. Technical name: genu valgum
ˌknock-ˈkneed adj

knock′-knee`



n.
1. inward curvature of the legs, causing the knees to knock together in walking.
2. knock-knees, the knees of a person whose legs have such curvature.
[1820–30]
knock′-kneed`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knock-knee - an inward slant of the thigh
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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knock-knee

References in classic literature ?
LOT 1 was marked in whitewashed knock-knee letters on the brew house; LOT 2 on that part of the main building which had been so long shut up.
True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or B: Physiological knock-knee typically occurs between the ages of 3 and 5 years when the femoral-tibial angle is at its maximum, and spontaneous correction is expected by 7 years.
Knock-knee is common between the ages of three and five and is part of normal development in some children.
If there is cause for concern, your GP will aim to find out what caused the knock-knee and may refer your son to a specialist.
General practitioners are often asked to assess bowleg and knock-knee deformities in infants, children and adolescents.
These exercises are especially important for patients with knock-knee.
The knock-knee configuration may lead to problems with the patella and Pronation (inward rolling of the foot).