human knee meaning

  "human knee" in a sentence
Noun: human knee
  1. Hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
    - knee, knee joint, articulatio genus, genu

Derived forms: human knees

Type of: ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint

Part of: leg


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  1. the research advances of biomechanics of human knee joint ligaments
  2. The term is derived from the association with the vertical location of the human knee.
  3. Human knees adapt to changes in speed and terrain by bending at varying rates and stopping at different angles.
  4. Taylor invented a method for rebuilding joints employing Gore-Tex prostheses, similar to human knee replacement surgery.
  5. This is derived from the fact that the shape of the top of the mountain bears some resemblance to a human knee.

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