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n. pl. pa·tel·lae (-tĕl′ē)
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.
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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]
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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.
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The small, flat, movable bone at the front of the knee in most mammals. Also called kneecap. See more at skeleton.
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|Noun||1.||patella - 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
|2.||Patella - type genus of the family Patellidae: common European limpets|
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
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patella[pəˈtelə] N (patellae (pl)) [pəˈteliː] → rótula f
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n (Anat) → Patella f (spec), → Kniescheibe f
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patellan (pl -lae) rótula
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