geniculum


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geniculum

 [jĕ-nik´u-lum] (pl. geni´cula) (L.)
a little knee; used in anatomic nomenclature to designate a sharp kneelike bend in a small structure or organ.

ge·nic·u·lum

, pl.

ge·nic·u·la

(je-nik'yū-lŭm, je-nik'yū-lă),
1. A small genu or angular kneelike structure.
2. A knotlike structure.
[L. dim. of genu, knee]

geniculum

/ge·nic·u·lum/ (jĕ-nik´u-lum) pl. geni´cula   [L.] a little knee; used in anatomical nomenclature to designate a sharp kneelike bend in a small structure or organ.

ge·nic·u·lum

, pl. genicula (jĕ-nikyū-lŭm, -lă)
1. A small genu or angular kneelike structure.
2. A knotlike structure.
[L. dim. of genu, knee]

ge·nic·u·lum

, pl. genicula (jĕ-nikyū-lŭm, -lă)
1. [TA] A small genu or angular kneelike structure.
2. A knotlike structure.
[L. dim. of genu, knee]

geniculum

pl. genicula [L.] a little knee; a sharp kneelike bend in a small structure or organ.
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Etymologically, moving the genou [knee] leads back to geniculum (the body articulations), to genitalis to gens and to generatio and constitutes the basis of an entire program of action: to wag and "to unleash" (instead of connecting) generation by means of abortion.