fabella


fabella
A sesamoid bone in the tendon of the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle. [Mod. L. dim. of faba, bean]

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fa·bel·la fə-'bel-ə n, pl fa·bel·lae -'bel-.ē 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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fa·bel·la (fə-belґə) pl. fabelґlae [L. “little bean”] a sesamoid fibrocartilage occasionally found on the gastrocnemius muscle; it is visible radiographically as a small bony shadow behind the knee joint.

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  • Fabella — Fa*bel la, n.; pl. {Fabellae} ( l[=e]). [NL., dim. of L. faba a bean.] (Anat.) One of the small sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of the femur, in some mammals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fabella — Als Fabella (lat. Verkleinerungsform von lat. faba „Bohne“), auch Os sesamoideum musculi gastrocnemii oder Vesalisches Sesambein (nach Andreas Vesalius), bezeichnet man ein Sesambein (ein in eine Sehne eingelagertes Knöchelchen) in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fabella — The fabella (Latin for little bean ) is a small sesamoid bone found in some mammals embedded in the tendon of the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle behind the lateral condyle of the femur. It is a variant of normal anatomy and present in… …   Wikipedia

  • fabella — noun One of the small sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of the femur, in some mammals …   Wiktionary

  • Fabella — Fabẹlla [nlat. Verkleinerungsbildung zu lat. faba = Bohne] w; , ...llae: das Sesambein an der Hinterseite des Kniegelenks (Anat.) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • fabella — fa·bel·la …   English syllables

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  • Fabella-Syndrom — Als Fabella (lat. Verkleinerungsform von lat. faba „Bohne“), auch Os sesamoideum musculi gastrocnemii oder Vesalisches Sesambein (nach Andreas Vesalius), bezeichnet man ein Sesambein (ein in eine Sehne eingelagertes Knöchelchen) in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fabella sign — The fabella sign is displacement of the fabella that is seen in cases of synovial effusion and popliteal fossa masses. [cite journal |author=Hall F |title=The fabella sign and radiologic assessment of knee joint effusion |journal=Radiology… …   Wikipedia

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