geniculate

geniculate
1. Bent like a knee. SYN: geniculated. 2. Referring to the geniculum of the facial nerve, denoting the ganglion there present. 3. Denoting the lateral or medial g. body. [L. geniculo, pp. -atus, to bend the knee, fr. genu, knee]

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ge·nic·u·late -lət, -.lāt adj
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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ge·nic·u·late (jə-nikґu-lāt) [L. geniculatus] bent, like a knee.

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