a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
Syn: ↑patella, ↑kneecap
Derivationally related forms: ↑patellar (for: ↑patella)
Hypernyms: ↑sesamoid bone, ↑sesamoid, ↑os sesamoideum
Part Holonyms: ↑knee, ↑knee joint, ↑human knee, ↑articulatio genus, ↑genu

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  • Kneepan — Knee pan , n. (Anat.) A roundish, flattened, sesamoid bone in the tendon in front of the knee joint; the patella; the kneecap. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kneepan — noun Date: 15th century patella …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kneepan — /nee pan /, n. the kneecap or patella. [1400 50; late ME. See KNEE, PAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • kneepan — noun The kneecap; the patella …   Wiktionary

  • kneepan — knee·pan nē .pan n PATELLA …   Medical dictionary

  • kneepan — n. kneecap …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kneepan — n. Patella …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • kneepan — knee•pan [[t]ˈniˌpæn[/t]] n. anat. the kneecap; patella • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • kneepan — /ˈnipæn/ (say neepan) noun the kneecap or patella …   Australian-English dictionary

  • kneepan —   See kneecap …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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