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patell/o is a combining form that refers to “patella (kneecap)”.

In the front part of the knee joint, there is a bony disc called the patella which serves as a connection between the thighbone (femur) and the shinbone (tibia). The kneecap provides protection to the knee and helps keep the muscles on the front of the thigh attached to the tibia.