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geniculate

play
adjective ge·nic·u·late \jə-ˈni-kyə-lət\

Definition of geniculate

  1. :  bent abruptly at an angle like a bent knee



Variants of geniculate

or geniculated play \-ˌlā-təd\

Origin of geniculate

Latin geniculatus, from geniculum, diminutive of genu knee — more at knee


First Known Use: 1657


Medical Dictionary

geniculate

play play
adjective ge·nic·u·late \-lət, -ˌlāt\

Medical Definition of geniculate

  1. 1:  bent abruptly at an angle like a bent knee

  2. 2:  relating to, comprising, or belonging to a geniculate body or geniculate ganglion <geniculate neurons>




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