Definition of Patellar

1. Adjective. Near or relating to the patella or kneecap. "Patellar tendon"

Partainyms: Patella
Derivative terms: Patella



Definition of Patellar

1. a. Of or pertaining to the patella, or kneepan.

Definition of Patellar

1. Adjective. near or relating to the patella or kneecap ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patellar

1. patella [adj] - See also: patella

Medical Definition of Patellar

1. Of or pertaining to the patella, or kneepan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patellar

patchy atelectasis
patdown
patdowns
pate
pate a choux
pate de foie gras
pate feuillete
pated
patefaction
patefactions
patella
patella femoral pain syndrome
patellae
patellalgia
patellamide
patellar (current term)
patellar dislocation
patellar fossa of vitreous
patellar ligament
patellar ligaments
patellar network
patellar reflex
patellar reflexes
patellar retinaculum
patellar surface of femur
patellar tendon
patellar tendon reflex
patellas
patellate
patellectomy

Literary usage of Patellar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(a) The Knee-jerk or patellar Reflex This reflex, which consists of a contraction of the M. quadriceps on tapping the patellar tendon, may he tested either ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1885)
"The Relation of Ankle-clonus to the patellar Reflex.—M. Maurice de Fleury of Bordeaux contributes a few notes of interest on this point. ..."

3. Human Vitality and Efficiency Under Prolonged Restricted Diet by Francis Gano Benedict (1919)
"Physiologists, however, who have worked with human reflexes, and specifically with the patellar reflex, have soon discovered that this is not a constant hi ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Moreover, cases of complete hysterical anesthesia and paraplegia commonly exhibit the patellar reflex. Nor is hypotonia incompatible with the ..."

5. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1893)
"In some of the cases in the second stage of the disease, especially when the patellar-tendon reflexes were unequally exaggerated, there appeared to be an ..."

6. Psychological Effects of Alcohol: An Experimental Investigation of the by Raymond Dodge, Francis Gano Benedict (1915)
"VARIABILITY OF THE patellar REFLEX. In all the studies of the patellar reflex its ... Since the patellar reflex is not essential to any known vital process, ..."

7. Effect of Alcohol on Psycho-physiological Functions by Walter Richard Miles (1918)
"patellar REFLEX. The patellar-reflex data are given in tables 3 and 4, ... The patellar reflex was the first one of the group of ten different measurements ..."

8. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1882)
"Charcot may have used the patellar-reflex in diagnosis before this period, but undoubtedly the profession at large was first made aware of its importance by ..."

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