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nail–patella syndrome British & World English

An inherited (autosomal dominant) disorder characterized by hypoplasia or absence of the patellae, dystrophy of the nails, and often abnormalities of the elbow joints and nephropathy.

Patella vulgata in limpet British & World English

A marine mollusc which has a shallow conical shell and a broad muscular foot, proverbial for the way it clings tightly to rocks