1. genu

noun. hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella.


  • knee
  • articulatio genus
  • hinge joint
  • knee joint
  • genicular vein
  • kneepan
  • ginglymus
  • human knee
  • musculus articularis genus
  • patella
  • ginglymoid joint
  • leg
  • vena genus


  • genu (Latin)

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Sentences with genu

1. Noun, singular or mass
Knock knees, also known by the technical name of genu valgum, is when the knees touch or angle inward, while the ankles do not touch and angle outward.

2. Adjective
Also, note that children who have overweight or obesity are more likely to develop genu valgum or knock knees, as well as flat feet.