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patella


He fractured his patella playing basketball.
  the kneecap (a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint)
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  • He fractured his patella playing basketball.
  • I learned that the bones in the leg are the femur, the tibia, the patella, and the fibula.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • Joanie is trying to snap Ralph’s patella with a bushido stun kick.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Shrapnel had wedged itself behind his patella.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
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Associated words [difficulty]:   patella [9] , femur [5] , fibula [7] , tibia [7] , vertebrae [3] , femur [5] , sternum [5] , clavicle [7] , fibula [7] , mandible [7] , tibia [7] , metacarpal [8] , humerus [9] , metatarsal [9] , ulna [9]
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