from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A swelling of the bursa in front of the patella just beneath the skin, caused by trauma, such as that brought about by excessive kneeling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Swelling of the bursa before the kneecap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a swelling over the knee, due to an enlargement of the bursa in the front of the kneepan; -- so called because frequently occurring in servant girls who work upon their knees.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. swelling of the bursa in the knee (due to trauma or excessive kneeling)
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