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genu valgum


Definitions from WordNet

Noun genu valgum has 1 sense
  1. knock-knee, genu valgum, tibia valga - inward slant of the thigh
    --1 is a kind of leg; disability, disablement, handicap, impairment

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Genu Valgum

Definition: Genu valgum, also known as "knock-knees," is a condition in which the knees angle inward and touch each other when the legs are straightened. It can occur in children as a natural part of growth or as a result of underlying bone or joint abnormalities.

Sense 1: Medical:

Part of Speech: Noun

Definition: A deformity where the knees excessively touch each other when the legs are straightened.

Example Sentence: The orthopedic surgeon recommended physical therapy to correct the patient's genu valgum.

Sense 2: Popular:

Part of Speech: Noun

Definition: A term used to describe knees that appear close together or touch when the person stands or walks.

Example Sentence: The child's genu valgum improved with age as the bones grew and aligned properly.

Sense 3: Local:

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Referring to something related to the local or regional area.

Example Sentence: The local residents celebrated their genu valgum festival with traditional music and dances.

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