AskDefine | Define genu

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genu n : hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella [syn: knee, knee joint, articulatio genus] [also: genua (pl)]

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  1. knee

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Latin for "knee", genu is a term commonly encountered in studies of anatomy. It is used to refer to several anatomical structures, including (but not limited to):
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