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Etymology

1. genu

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

Synonyms

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

Etymology

  • genu (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word genu-valgum


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

2. Noun Phrase
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.

3. Noun Phrase
Individuals with genu valgum have a more inward twist of their thigh bone (femur) and an outward twist of the shin bone (tibia), which gives the appearance of knock knees.

4. Noun Phrase
Knock knees is the slang term used for "genu valgum" — an inward angle of the thighs when a squat is performed or while standing in a neutral position.

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