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Patella

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patella

(Science: anatomy) The knee cap. The quadriceps tendon attaches to it above and the patellar tendon below. A small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint.Type genus of the family Patellidae: common European limpets.The kneecap bone that protects the joint in the mammalian leg from injury.