Fabella

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fabella (Anat) One of the small sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of the femur, in some mammals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fabella A sesamoid fibrocartilage, sometimes found ossified, developed in the gastrocnemius muscle, and situated on the back of the knee-joint or behind the condyle of the femur, in special relation with the fibula: as, “the fibular fabella,” .
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., dim. of L. faba, a bean

Usage

In literature:

A copy of "AEsopiphrygis vita et fabellae cum latina interpretatione" exists, date 1517.
"The Mystery of Francis Bacon" by William T. Smedley
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In news:

Newborn Danica Camacho, the Philippines' symbolic seven billionth baby, as part of the United Nations' seven billion global population projection, lies on her mother's chest in the Fabella Maternity hospital in Manila, Oct 31, 2011.
Mothers and their newborns share beds at Dr Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, a government facility that provides maternity care for the poor in Manila.
Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila delivers more babies than any other facility in the Philippines.
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