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geniculate

Line breaks: gen¦icu|late
Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈnɪkjʊlət
 
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Definition of geniculate in English:

adjective

Anatomy
Bent at a sharp angle.
Example sentences
  • The corpus profile is weakly concavoconvex and there are short trails, the dorsal being strongly geniculate.
  • Further, the blood flow was of benefit to the knee through the geniculate arteries.
  • This species differs from B. variabilis in the absence of a strongly recurved element with a flaring base and the lack of a geniculate element in the apparatus.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin geniculatus, from geniculum 'small knee, joint (of a plant)'.

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