patella

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pl. patellae pl. patellas [L. patella, a small pan]
A lens-shaped sesamoid bone situated in front of the knee in the tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle.
SYN: SEE: kneecap
SEE: osteochondritis dissecans

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