patelliform

patelliform

[puh-tel-uh-fawrm]
adjective
having the form of a patella; shaped like a saucer, kneecap, or limpet shell.

Origin:
1810–20; patell(a) + -i- + -form

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patelliform pa·tel·li·form (pə-těl'ə-fôrm')
adj.
Shaped like the patella; pan-shaped.

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