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fabella

 [fah-bel´ah] (pl. fabel´lae) (L.)
a sesamoid fibrocartilage in the gastrocnemius muscle; see anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.

fa·bel·la

(fă-bel'lă),
A sesamoid bone in the tendon of the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle.
[Mod. L. dim. of faba, bean]

fabella

/fa·bel·la/ (fah-bel´ah) pl. fabel´lae   [L.] a sesamoid fibrocartilage occasionally found on the gastrocnemius muscle.

fa·bel·la

(fă-bel'lă)
A sesamoid bone in the tendon of the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle.
[Mod. L. dim. of faba, bean]

fabella

pl. fabellae [L.] a sesamoid bone in the origin of the gastrocnemius muscle. Present in carnivores; most species have two that articulate with the femoral condyles. See Table 10.