(skeleton) The sesamoid bone of the knee; the kneecap.
* 2004 , Ann Seranne, The Joy of Breeding Your Own Show Dog ,
* 2005 , Roger E. Stevenson, 20: Limbs”, Roger E. Stevenson, Judith G. Hall, ”Human Malformations and Related Anomalies ,
- Subluxed patellas , more commonly referred to as slipped stifles, like all inherited factors will continue to cripple a breed as long as breeders continue to mate affected animals.
* 2006 , Erik Trinkaus, 18: The Lower Limb Remains”, Erik Trinkaus, Ji?í Svoboda (editors), ”Early Modern Human Evolution in Central Europe ,
- Since patella‘ diameter is a feature of continuous variation, the majority of small ‘ patellas represent simply the lower extreme of normal anatomic variation.
* 2009 , P. Tohomson, 14: Assessment of the paediatric patient”, Ben Yates (editor), ”Merriman’s Assessment of the Lower Limb ,
- Both patellae‘ are well preserved for Dolni V?stonice 3 and 13-15, and the left ‘ patella remains for Dolni V?stonice 16 (Figures 18.22 to 18.26).
- The patellae‘ may be up to 30° externally rotated at birth. In young children it is considered normal for the ”’patellae”’ to be externally rotated, but by 5 years of age the ‘ patellae should face forwards.
* (kneecap) kneecap, kneepan, rotula
* chondromalacia patellae
* patellar reflex
(en adjective )
Having the shape of a patella.
Resembling a limpet of the genus (taxlink).