Definition of Rotula

1. n. The patella, or kneepan.



Definition of Rotula

1. Noun. (skeleton) The patella. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rotula

1. the knee-cap [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rotula

1. The patella, or kneepan. Origin: L, a little wheel; cf. It. Rotula. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rotula

rottenest
rottenly
rottenness
rottennesses
rottens
rottenstone
rottenstones
rotter
rotters
rottes
rotting
rottlerin
rottweilers
rottweiller
rottweillers
rotula (current term)
rotulae
rotular
rotulas
rotulet
rotulets
rotulus
rotund
rotunda
rotundas
rotundate
rotunded
rotunder
rotundest
rotundifolious

Literary usage of Rotula

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1. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"The dose is two or three drachms, which purges. rotula, Patella ... An aspect towards the vide on which the rotula is situated. β€” Barclay. ..."

2. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1835)
"I then returned to Edinburgh, and had the rotula-plates engraved there by Mr Cooper.1 It has gone through several impressions; and always sold very well ..."

3. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science ... with French and Other by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"The dose is two or three drachms, which purges. rotula, Patella ... An aspect towards the side on which the rotula is situated. β€” Barclay. ..."

4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1830)
"The rotula is very small, and often scarcely visible. The leg is always composed of two bones, of which the tibia is the most bulky, ..."

5. The Dublin dissector or Manual of anatomy by Robert Harrison (1854)
"The patella or rotula or knee cap is a small bone in front of the knee joint, of a triangular figure, the base above, the apex below, its anterior surface ..."

6. Life of James Ferguson, F.R.S.: In a Brief Autobiographical Account, and by James Ferguson, Ebenezer Henderson (1870)
"This Tide rotula was lately presented to ns by the owner:β€”(to whom we tender thanks:)β€”it is on a sheet of strong paper 14J by 8^ inches, with moveable ..."

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