an open space for the and legs, as under a desk.
[nee-jurk] /ˈniˌdʒɜrk/ adjective 1. of or relating to a knee-jerk. 2. Informal. reacting according to a certain habitual manner; unthinking: a knee-jerk liberal. noun 1. a reflex extension of the leg, caused by contraction of the quadriceps, resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon; patellar reflex. noun 1. (physiol) Also called patellar reflex. […]
- Knee-jerk reflex
knee-jerk reflex n. See patellar reflex. A sudden involuntary forward movement of the lower leg that can be produced by a firm tap to the tendon located just below the kneecap. Note: The term is loosely applied to any response or belief that is automatic rather than thoughtful. In this sense, it is usually a […]
- Knee joint
knee joint n. A compound condylar joint consisting of the joint between the condyles of the femur and the condyles of the tibia, and the articulation between the femur and the patella.
[neel] /nil/ verb (used without object), knelt or kneeled, kneeling. 1. to go down or rest on the knees or a knee. noun 2. the action or position of kneeling. /niːl/ verb kneels, kneeling, knelt, kneeled 1. (intransitive) to rest, fall, or support oneself on one’s knees noun 2. the act or position of kneeling […]