subgeniculate

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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