fabella

[fə-bĕlə]

n. pl. fa•bel•lae (-bĕlē)

A small sesamoid bone in the tendon of the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle.

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Historical Examples of fabella

  • Item, fabella, seu orata una argenti facta ad modum unius maze cum manica ligni ligata in argento.

    History of the Fan

    George Woolliscroft Rhead