Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the patella or kneecap: as, the patellar tendon or ligament.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the patella, or kneecap.

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  • adjective near or relating to the patella or kneecap

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  • adjective near or relating to the patella or kneecap

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Examples

  • According to Ronaldo's doctor, Joaquim Grava, Ronaldo's injury, known as a patellar tendon rupture, is rare but curable with surgery and 10 months of rest.

    Wait, Is That Ronaldo?

  • In front, the condyles are but slightly prominent, and are separated from one another by a smooth shallow articular depression called the patellar surface; behind, they project considerably, and the interval between them forms a deep notch, the intercondyloid fossa.

    II. Osteology. 6c. 3. The Femur

  • Medically known as patellar tendinopathy, jumper's knee is an overuse injury of the tendon that runs from the kneecap to the shinbone.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • According to Ronaldo's doctor, Joaquim Grava, Ronaldo's injury, known as a patellar tendon rupture, is rare but curable with surgery and 10 months of rest.

    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Sintim says "these guys" because he's spent the season on injured reserve after tearing both an anterior cruciate ligament and patellar tendon in the Giants final pre-season game.

    That First Meeting? Ignore It

  • He ruptured his left patellar tendon in the Warriors 'ninth game of the season after he'd averaged 15.6 points on 55.2 percent shooting in his first eight outings.

    Golden State Warriors Team Report

  • Williams tore the patellar tendon in his right knee in September 2007 and tore the patellar tendon in his left knee in the 2008 season finale, six games into his return.

    Patriots' Tom Brady named AP's NFL comeback player of year

  • I would expect the government to fight a lawsuit trying to prevent something like this, just as I would expect a leg to bounce up when its patellar reflex is hit with a tendon hammer.

    Matt Kane: The Obama Administration's Desire to Keep Citizens in the Dark is Inexcusable

  • Payten Jason was looking good last season before tearing a patellar tendon in October.

    Around the Conference USA

  • Clay – while perfectly competent in cases not triggering his ideological patellar reflex – was almost as well-known for lawless judging in death penalty cases as for the misery his law clerks appeared to suffer with great regularity.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Is the Sixth Circuit the New Ninth (At Least in Habeas Cases)?

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