Patella

Definition of Patella

Pa`tel´la
n.1.A small dish, pan, or vase.
2.(Anat.) The kneecap; the kneepan; the cap of the knee.
3.(Zool.) A genus of marine gastropods, including many species of limpets. The shell has the form of a flattened cone. The common European limpet (Patella vulgata) is largely used for food.
4.(Bot.) A kind of apothecium in lichens, which is orbicular, flat, and sessile, and has a special rim not a part of the thallus.

Related Words

articulatio genus, genu, knee, knee joint, kneecap, kneepan, os sesamoideum, sesamoid bone
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