geniculate


ge·nic·u·late

adjective \jə-ˈni-kyə-lət\

Definition of GENICULATE

:  bent abruptly at an angle like a bent knee

Variants of GENICULATE

ge·nic·u·late or ge·nic·u·lat·ed \-ˌlā-təd\

Origin of GENICULATE

Latin geniculatus, from geniculum, diminutive of genu knee — more at knee
First Known Use: 1657

ge·nic·u·late

adjective \-lət, -ˌlāt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GENICULATE

1
: bent abruptly at an angle like a bent knee
2
: relating to, comprising, or belonging to a geniculate body or geniculate ganglion <geniculate neurons>

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