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housemaid's knee

noun, Pathology.
inflammation of the bursa over the front of the kneecap.
Origin of housemaid's knee
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for housemaid's knee

housemaid's knee

inflammation and swelling of the bursa in front of the kneecap, caused esp by constant kneeling on a hard surface Technical name prepatellar bursitis
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housemaid's knee in Medicine

housemaid's knee house·maid's knee (hous'mādz')
Swelling and inflammation of the bursa in front of the patella just beneath the skin, caused by trauma, such as that caused by excessive kneeling. Also called prepatellar bursitis.

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