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Noun: patella (patellae,patellas)  pu'te-lu
  1. A small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
    - kneecap, kneepan
Noun: Patella
  1. Type genus of the family Patellidae: common European limpets
    - genus Patella

Derived forms: patellae, patellas

Type of: mollusk genus, os sesamoideum, sesamoid, sesamoid bone

Part of: articulatio genus, family Patellidae, genu, human knee, knee, knee joint, Patellidae

Encyclopedia: Patella