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pa·tel·la

 (pə-tĕl′ə)
n. pl. pa·tel·lae (-tĕl′ē)
1.
a. A flat triangular bone located at the front of the knee joint. Also called kneecap.
b. A dish-shaped anatomical formation.
2. A pan or dish in ancient Rome.

[Latin, diminutive of patina, plate, pan; see paten.]

pa·tel′lar, pa·tel′late (-tĕl′ĭt, -āt′) adj.

patella

(pəˈtɛlə)
n, pl -lae (-liː)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy a small flat triangular bone in front of and protecting the knee joint. Nontechnical name: kneecap
2. (Biology) biology a cuplike structure, such as the spore-producing body of certain ascomycetous fungi
3. (Archaeology) archaeol a small pan
[C17: from Latin, from patina shallow pan]
paˈtellar adj

pa•tel•la

(pəˈtɛl ə)

n., pl. -tel•las, -tel•lae (-ˈtɛl i)
1. the flat, movable bone at the front of the knee; kneecap.
2. any other disklike anatomical structure.
[1665–75; < Latin: kneecap, small plate, diminutive of patina, patena. See paten, -elle]
pa•tel′lar, adj.

pa·tel·la

(pə-tĕl′ə)
The small, flat, movable bone at the front of the knee in most mammals. Also called kneecap. See more at skeleton.

patella

The kneecap.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patella - a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee jointpatella - a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
os sesamoideum, sesamoid, sesamoid bone - any of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint
articulatio genus, genu, human knee, knee, knee joint - hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
2.patella - type genus of the family Patellidae: common European limpetsPatella - type genus of the family Patellidae: common European limpets
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
family Patellidae, Patellidae - marine limpets
Translations

patella

[pəˈtelə] N (patellae (pl)) [pəˈteliː]rótula f

patella

n (Anat) → Patella f (spec), → Kniescheibe f

patella

n (pl -lae) rótula
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The goal is to rebuild my body from the ground up, each and every muscle and joint, not just the patella tendon,' said Lin.
Also part of the knee joint is the smaller bone that runs by the patella (kneecap) and the tibia.
The patella forms an important constituent of the extensor mechanism of knee by increasing its lever arm.
There was neither a history of previous trauma to his patella nor a family history of gouty arthritis.
Knee radiographies showed double-layered patella (DLP), generalized degenerative changes, scoliosis, and circumferential radiopaque lesion around the right hip joint (calcification of the iliopsoas bursa) (Figures 1 and 2).
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Habitual dislocation of patella is a common condition in paediatric age group where the patella dislocates whenever the knee is flexed and relocates spontaneously with extension of the knee.
The reconstructed knee model closely simulates the movement of the patella (kneecap) observed in cadaver knee models.
The patella receives its vascular supply from the midpatellar vessels (articular branch of the descending geniculate artery, the superior and inferior geniculate arteries, and the anterior tibial recurrent artery).
The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is the primary stabilizer of the patella, and biomechanical studies indicated that it accounts for 53% - 67% of the total medial restraining force preventing lateral patellar dislocation.
NEW Wasps signing Kurtley Beale is likely to be sidelined for "four to six months" after suffering a torn patella tendon injury, the NSW Waratahs have announced.