geniculate

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

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Definition of geniculate

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

Origin and Etymology of geniculate

Latin geniculatus, from geniculum, diminutive of genu knee — more at 1knee


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geniculate

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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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