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Definition 1: joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for knee in the sense of this definition

(knee is a kind of ...) (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)

(... is part of knee) the back limb of a quadruped

Definition 2: the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee - [noun denoting artifact]

(knee is a kind of ...) a covering made of cloth

(... is part of knee) a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg

Definition 3: hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for knee in the sense of this definition

(knee is a kind of ...) a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane

(knee is a part of ...) a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint

(knee is a part of ...) the articular muscle of the knee

(knee is a part of ...) veins that drain blood from structures around the knee; empty into the popliteal vein

(... is part of knee) a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle

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