Definitions

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  • n. One of the small sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of the femur, in some mammals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the small sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of the femur, in some mammals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sesamoid fibrocartilage, sometimes found ossified, developed in the gastrocnemius muscle, and situated on the back of the knee-joint or behind the condyle of the femur, in special relation with the fibula: as, “the fibular fabella,” .

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Examples

  • ` Sesame seed-like 'bones in the hands and feet (sesamoids), ` lentils' in the eyes (lens), ` beans 'in the knees (fabella), and ` a small grape,' that fleshy hanging-drop in the back of the throat (uvula) join the other edibles already mentioned.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 1

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