fabella

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin fabella, diminutive of Latin faba (bean).

Noun[edit]

fabella (plural fabellae)

  1. (anatomy) One of the small sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of the femur, in some mammals.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of fābula.

Noun[edit]

fābella f (genitive fābellae); first declension

  1. (short) story, fable, play

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fābella fābellae
genitive fābellae fābellārum
dative fābellae fābellīs
accusative fābellam fābellās
ablative fābellā fābellīs
vocative fābella fābellae

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