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English translation: bow legs, bandy legs

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German term or phrase:O-Beine
English translation:bow legs, bandy legs
Entered by: Dawn Montague
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08:25 Feb 4, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical
German term or phrase: O-Beine
in the context of discussing rickets and its symptoms
Dawn Montague
Local time: 17:33
bow leg
Explanation:
(deutsch) Genu varum
(englisch) bow leg, bowleg, out knee, bandy-leg, gonyectyposis, genu varum
The most common term would be bow leg (or bowleg). Latin name is genu varum.

Genu varum (­) n: sog. O-Bein; in leichter Form im Säuglingsalter physiologisch;
Urs.: angeboren, posttraumatisch, bei Rachitis, entzündliche od. neoplastische Störung im Epiphysenbereich, Knochendysplasie, Lähmung;
Ther.: im Kindesalter Einlagen mit Außenranderhöhung, bei Jugendlichen u. Erwachsenen u. U. Korrekturosteotomie.
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Ulrike Lieder
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nabow legUlrike Lieder
nabandy legs
Elisa Capelão


  

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11 mins
bandy legs


Explanation:
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Elisa Capelão
Local time: 22:33
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 117
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27 mins
bow leg


Explanation:
(deutsch) Genu varum
(englisch) bow leg, bowleg, out knee, bandy-leg, gonyectyposis, genu varum
The most common term would be bow leg (or bowleg). Latin name is genu varum.

Genu varum (­) n: sog. O-Bein; in leichter Form im Säuglingsalter physiologisch;
Urs.: angeboren, posttraumatisch, bei Rachitis, entzündliche od. neoplastische Störung im Epiphysenbereich, Knochendysplasie, Lähmung;
Ther.: im Kindesalter Einlagen mit Außenranderhöhung, bei Jugendlichen u. Erwachsenen u. U. Korrekturosteotomie.

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 14:33
Native speaker of: German
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29 mins
bandy legs


Explanation:
Both expressions (X Beine and O Beine) refer to leg bones that are not straight. O describes the shape of the legs, formed like the letter O, where the knees don't meet, and X (knock knees) describes the shape like the letter X, where the knees come together but the legs above and below the knees continue at an angle.

Anita Millar
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