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Related to patellar fossa: Cubital fossa
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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|Adj.||1.||patellar - near or relating to the patella or kneecap; "patellar tendon"|
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