geniculate

[juh-nik-yuh-lit, -leyt]
adjective Biology.
1.
having kneelike joints or bends.
2.
bent at a joint like a knee.

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin geniculātus knotted, equivalent to genicul(um) small knee; knot (gen(u) knee + -i- -i- + -culum -cule1) + -ātus -ate1

geniculately, adverb
subgeniculate, adjective
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geniculate (dʒɪˈnɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
 
adj
1.  biology bent at a sharp angle: geniculate antennae
2.  having a joint or joints capable of bending sharply
 
[C17: from Latin geniculātus jointed, from geniculum a little knee, small joint, from genu knee]
 
ge'niculately
 
adv
 
genicu'lation
 
n

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geniculate ge·nic·u·late (jə-nĭk'yə-lĭt) or ge·nic·u·lat·ed (-lā'tĭd)
adj.

  1. Bent abruptly, as a knee.

  2. Of, relating to, or being the geniculate body or geniculate ganglion.

  3. Having kneelike joints; able to bend at an abrupt angle.

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Example sentences
In the region of the lateral geniculate body it splits into two bands.
The afferent or sensory fibers arise from cells in the geniculate ganglion.
Sensory information flows through the geniculate nuclei in two parts.
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