fabella

noun

fa·​bel·​la fə-ˈbel-ə How to pronounce fabella (audio)
plural fabellae -ˈbel-ˌē How to pronounce fabella (audio)
: 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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“Fabella.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/fabella. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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