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[French paht dyr] /French pɑt ˈdür/



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  • Patella

    [puh-tel-uh] /pəˈtɛl ə/ noun, plural patellas, patellae [puh-tel-ee] /pəˈtɛl i/ (Show IPA) 1. Anatomy. the flat, movable bone at the front of the knee; kneecap. 2. Biology. a panlike or cuplike formation. 3. Zoology. any limpet of the family Patellidae. 4. Archaeology. a small pan or shallow vessel. /pəˈtɛlə/ noun (pl) -lae (-liː) 1. (anatomy) […]

  • Patellar fossa of vitreous

    patellar fossa of vitreous n. The saucer-shaped depression of the vitreous humor formed by the posterior convexity of the lens of the eye.

  • Patellar ligament

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

  • Patellar-reflex

    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.

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