膝蓋骨

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Chinese[edit]

knee bone
trad. (膝蓋骨) 膝蓋
simp. (膝盖骨) 膝盖

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Noun[edit]

膝蓋骨

  1. patella, kneecap

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しつ
Grade: S
がい
Grade: S
こつ
Grade: 6
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 膝蓋骨.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

膝蓋骨 ‎(hiragana しつがいこつ, romaji shitsugaikotsu)

  1. (anatomy) The patella, the kneecap.

Usage notes[edit]

Both 膝の皿 ‎(hiza no sara) and 膝皿 ‎(hiza sara) are also in use in modern Japanese, with 膝の皿 ‎(hiza no sara) used more frequently of the two. The term 膝蓋骨 ‎(shitsugaikotsu) is somewhat more technical, a bit like English patella compared to kneecap.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9