patelliform

[ puh-tel-uh-fawrm ]
/ pəˈtɛl əˌfɔrm /
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adjective

having the form of a patella; shaped like a saucer, kneecap, or limpet shell.

Origin of patelliform

First recorded in 1810–20; patell(a) + -i- + -form
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patelliform

[ pə-tĕlə-fôrm′ ]

adj.

Shaped like the patella; pan-shaped.
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