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patellar reflex


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  • n. The reflex which causes a bent knee to kick when the tendon below the patella (kneecap) is tapped.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Knee jerk, under Knee.

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

  • n. a reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon


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