from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The kneecap or patella.
  • noun In entomology, the femoral concavity into which the tibia is inserted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) A roundish, flattened, sesamoid bone in the tendon in front of the knee joint; the patella; the kneecap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The kneecap; the patella.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint


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