HyperDic: patella

English > 2 senses of the word patella / Patella:
NOUNbodypatella, kneecap, kneepana small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
animalPatella, genus Patellatype genus of the family Patellidae
patella / Patella > pronunciation
Soundspahteh'lah
RhymesAbila ... Zola: 109 rhymes with lah...
English > patella: 2 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint.
Synonymskneecap, kneepan
Part ofknee, knee joint, human knee, articulatio genus, genuhinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
Broadersesamoid bone, sesamoid, os sesamoideumAny of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint
Spanishrótula
Catalanròtula
Adjectivespatellarnear or relating to the patella or kneecap
English > Patella: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
Meaningtype genus of the family Patellidae: common European limpets.
Synonymgenus Patella
Member ofPatellidae, family Patellidaemarine limpets
Memberscommon limpet, Patella vulgatamarine limpet
Broadermollusk genusA genus of mollusks
Spanishgenus patella, patella
Catalangenus patella, patella

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