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pa•tel•la



Pronunciation: (pu-tel'u), [key]
n.,
pl. -tel•las, -tel•laePronunciation: (-tel'ē). [key]

1. Anat.the flat, movable bone at the front of the knee; kneecap. See diag. under skeleton.
2. Biol.a panlike or cuplike formation.
3. Zool. any limpet of the family Patellidae.
4. Archaeol. a small pan or shallow vessel.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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