geniculation

geniculation

[juh-nik-yuh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
the state of being geniculate.
2.
a geniculate formation.

Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin geniculātiōn- (stem of geniculātiō) a kneeling < Latin geniculāt(us) (see geniculate) + -iōn- -ion

subgeniculation, noun
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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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