Patellar ligament

patellar ligament n.
A strong flattened fibrous band adjoining the margins of the patella to the tuberosity of the tibia.


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    noun 1. . patellar reflex n. A reflex contraction of the quadriceps muscle resulting in a sudden involuntary extension of the leg, produced by a sharp tap to the tendon below the patella. Also called knee jerk, knee-jerk reflex, knee reflex, quadriceps reflex.

  • Patellate

    [puh-tel-it, -eyt] /pəˈtɛl ɪt, -eɪt/ adjective 1. having a . 2. . /pəˈtɛlɪt; -ˌleɪt/ adjective 1. having the shape of a patella Also patelliform (pəˈtɛlɪˌfɔːm)

  • Patellectomy

    patellectomy pat·el·lec·to·my (pāt’l-ěk’tə-mē) n. Excision of the patella.

  • Patelliform

    [puh-tel-uh-fawrm] /pəˈtɛl əˌfɔrm/ adjective 1. having the form of a ; shaped like a saucer, kneecap, or limpet shell. patelliform pa·tel·li·form (pə-těl’ə-fôrm’) adj. Shaped like the patella; pan-shaped.

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