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knock-knee

[nok-nee] /ˈnɒkˌni/
noun
1.
inward curvature of the legs, causing the knees to knock together in walking.
2.
knock-knees, the knees of a person whose legs have such curvature.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
Related forms
knock-kneed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for knock knee

knock-knee

noun
1.
a condition in which the legs are bent inwards causing the knees to touch when standing Technical name genu valgum
Derived Forms
knock-kneed, adjective
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knock knee in Medicine

knock-knee (nŏk'nē')
n.
A deformity of the legs in which the knees are abnormally close together and the ankles are spread widely apart.

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