housemaid's knee


Definition of HOUSEMAID'S KNEE

:  a swelling over the knee due to an enlargement of the bursa in the front of the patella


from its occurrence among women who work a great deal on their knees
First Known Use: 1831


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Medical Dictionary

housemaid's knee

noun house·maid's knee \ˈha-ˌsmādz-\

Medical Definition of HOUSEMAID'S KNEE

:  a swelling over the knee due to an enlargement of the bursa in the front of the patella


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