Definition of genu in English:

genu

Syllabification: ge·nu
Pronunciation: /ˈjēn(y)o͞o, ˈjen(y)o͞o
 
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noun (plural genua /ˈjen(y)o͞oə/)

Anatomy
  • 1The knee.
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    • Tightness of the iliotibial band, excessive foot pronation, genu varum, and tibial torsion are predisposing factors.
    • Mal-alignment factors above the ankle, such as genu varum, can also contribute to increased stress on the Achilles tendon.
    • If physiologic genu varum or genu valgum persists beyond seven to eight years of age, orthopedic referral is indicated.
  • 1.1 Anatomy & Biology A part of certain structures resembling a knee, in particular a bend in the corpus callosum of mammals.
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    • There is evidence of a small focus of hyperintensity along the undersurface of the genu of the corpus callosum.
    • The team found that the brain connections deteriorated three times as fast in the genu compared to the splenium.
    • The cingulate sulcus begins below the rostrum of the corpus callosum and arches in front of the genu of the corpus callosum, about a finger's breadth distant from it.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin.

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