genu

genu

[jee-noo, -nyoo, jen-oo, -yoo]
noun, plural genua [jen-oo-uh, -yoo-uh] . Anatomy, Zoology.
1.
the knee.
2.
a kneelike part or bend.

Origin:
1850–55; < Latin; cognate with Greek góny knee

genual, adjective
supergenual, adjective
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genu (ˈdʒɛnjuː)
 
n , pl genua
1.  the technical name for the knee
2.  any kneelike bend in a structure or part
 
[Latin: knee]

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genu ge·nu (jē'nōō, jěn'yōō)
n. pl. gen·u·a (jěn'yōō-ə)

  1. Knee.

  2. An anatomical structure resembling the angular shape of a flexed knee.

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