Geniculate meaning

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Bent abruptly, as a knee.
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Having kneelike joints; able to bend at an abrupt angle.
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Having a kneelike joint.
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Bent sharply.
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Bent abruptly, as a knee.
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Having kneelike joints; able to bend at an abrupt angle.
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Bent abruptly, with the structure of a knee.

A geniculate stem; a geniculate ganglion; a geniculate twin crystal.

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Having kneelike joints; able to bend at an abrupt angle.
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(obsolete, rare) To form joints or knots on.

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Origin of geniculate

  • Latin geniculātus with bended knee from geniculum diminutive of genū knee genu-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin geniculatus (“with bended knee”), from geniculum, diminutive of genu (“knee”). See the Indo-European root genu-.
    From Wiktionary