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fabella

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noun fa·bel·la \fə-ˈbel-ə\

Medical Definition of fabella

plural

fabellae

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  1. :  a small fibrocartilage ossified in many animals and sometimes in humans in the tendon of the gastrocnemius muscle, behind one or both of the femoral condyles


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