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Related to geniculate: geniculate body, geniculate neuralgia, Geniculate nucleus

geniculate

 [jĕ-nik´u-lāt]
bent, like a knee.

ge·nic·u·late

(je-nik'yū-lāt),
1. Bent like a knee. Synonym(s): geniculated, kneed
2. Referring to the geniculum of the facial nerve, denoting the ganglion there present.
3. Denoting the lateral or medial geniculate body.
4. In fungi, describes a zigzag conidophore or conidiogenous cells that usually results from sympodial development.
[L. geniculo, pp. -atus, to bend the knee, fr. genu, knee]

geniculate

/ge·nic·u·late/ (jĕ-nik´u-lāt) bent, like a knee.

geniculate

(jə-nĭk′yə-lĭt) also

geniculated

(-lā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Bent abruptly, as a knee.
2. Having kneelike joints; able to bend at an abrupt angle.

ge·nic′u·late·ly adv.
ge·nic′u·la′tion n.

ge·nic·u·late

(jĕ-nik'yū-lāt)
1. Bent like a knee.
2. Referring to the geniculum of the facial nerve, denoting the ganglion there present.
3. Denoting the lateral or medial geniculate body.
[L. geniculo, pp. -atus, to bend the knee, fr. genu, knee]

geniculate

1. Bent at an angle, like a knee.
2. Capable of bending at an angle. The term comes from the Latin geniculatus meaning with bended knee.

geniculate

(of plant structures) bent abruptly, knee-like.

geniculate

bent, like a knee.

geniculate body
see geniculate body (lateral).
geniculate ganglion
see geniculate ganglion.
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The geniculate ganglion is located by identifying the greater petrosal nerve at the facial hiatus and following it posterolaterally with a small diamond drill and constant suction and irrigation.
1-3) Ramsey Hunt syndrome type I is known as herpes zoster oticus, geniculate neuralgia, and nervus intermedius neuralgia.
Brain MRI has often demonstrated segmental enhancement of the VIIth and VIIIth cranial nerves, geniculate ganglion, and membranous labyrinth, (3) but petrosal inflammation has only been reported once in Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
7) Although it was first assumed that the geniculate ganglion is the location of this latent viral infection, recent neuroimaging and histopathologic evidence (8,9) places the earliest enhancement (on magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) in the fundus of the internal auditory canal (figure 3).
31-flowered, rachis flexuous to geniculate, subterete to slightly if at all angulose, 2-4 x 0.
This mass was firmly attached to the geniculate fossa and was separate from the dura.
40 cm long (basal ones) to 28 cm long (upper ones), subspreading-arcuate, laxly flowered in late anthesis, 8 to 12-flowered, rachis distinctly geniculate, subangulose, 1.
This subgroup also included intratympanic, attic, and hypotympanic meningiomas and those of the geniculate ganglion, the sulci of the greater and lesser petrosal nerves, the jugular foramen, the internal acoustic meatus, the mastoid process, and the petrous bone.
The horizontal segment lies inferior to the geniculate ganglion and posteromedial to the eustachian tube and the greater superficial petrosal nerve.
It starts at the lateral geniculate body and moves towards the lamina cribrosa.
1d), without scales or dorsal setae, elytra striated without pubescence; the face (snout) is thick and curved, nearly as long as the pronotum, antenna geniculate, inserted at the base of the snout, and the antennal club corneous is compact with the apical part of a spongy appearance and concave.
Autopsy specimens have demonstrated the presence of both herpes simplex virus (HSV) and varicella zoster virus (VZV) in the geniculate ganglion.

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