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  • n. The kneecap; the patella.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A roundish, flattened, sesamoid bone in the tendon in front of the knee joint; the patella; the kneecap.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The kneecap or patella.
  • n. In entomology, the femoral concavity into which the tibia is inserted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint

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