Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of patella.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Demi Moore's patellae are a miracle of modern technology, but that's a topic for another day.

    Diane Gilman: The Swimsuit Issue

  • My hyper-mobile patellae complicated matters and I soon found that 10 minutes on the cross-trainer would pinch my knees until I lost feeling.

    CSS: Shaping the New You

  • Personally, I think life is too short to feel such contempt for your patellae.

    Oh No She Didn’t

  • As soon as I straighten my legs, my patellae slid back into place and I must have done that instinctively the first time they popped out.

    Knee Change

  • It was the first of a lifetime of knee woes; I was born with a tendency to dislocation, because of a congenital problem with my patellae.

    Knee Change

  • Today, for your reading pleasure, I give you chondromalacia patellae.

    purplecigar Diary Entry

  • Observe the patellae -- with what tenacity they cling to save themselves from being washed into the deep water, and being devoured by the fishes that are playing in its chasms!

    The King's Own

  • It does indeed, as Miss November's impressive pair of patellae demonstrate: here.

    The Register

  • When it reaches an adult, the color changes to brown-black with tibiae and patellae lateral strips, which is reddish brown, of curly hairs on the abdomen and legs.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • When it reaches an adult, the color changes to brown-black with tibiae and patellae lateral strips, which is reddish brown, of curly hairs on the abdomen and legs. because of this it must rely on exoskeleton support, much like all invertebrates.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

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  • "In such kitchens cauldrons hung from ornate chains alongside new equipment like frying pans, known as patellae, some with folding handles so that they could also be used in the oven and some with deep moulded rings to equalise the heat across the base."

    --Kate Colquhoun, Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking (NY: Bloomsbury, 2007), 23

    January 6, 2017