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Noun: knee  nee
  1. Hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
    - knee joint, human knee, articulatio genus, genu
     
  2. Joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
    - stifle
     
  3. The part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee

Derived forms: knees, kneed, kneeing

Type of: articulatio, articulation, cloth covering, ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint, joint

Part of: hind leg, leg

Encyclopedia: Knee