[jeen-yuh l, jee-nee-uh l] /ˈdʒin yəl, ˈdʒi ni əl/
warmly and pleasantly cheerful; cordial:
a genial disposition; a genial host.
favorable for life, growth, or comfort; pleasantly warm; comfortably mild:
the genial climate of Hawaii.
characterized by genius.
cheerful, easy-going, and warm in manner or behaviour
pleasantly warm, so as to give life, growth, or health: the genial sunshine
(anatomy) of or relating to the chin
pertaining to the chin
Greek geneion ‘chin’
1560s, “pertaining to marriage,” from Latin genialis “pleasant, festive,” literally “pertaining to marriage rites,” from genius “guardian spirit” (see genius). Originally used in the Latin literal sense; meaning “cheerful, friendly” first recorded 1746. Related: Genially.
genial ge·ni·al (jĭ-nī’əl) or ge·ni·an (-ən)
Of or relating to the chin.
- Genial tubercle
genial tubercle n. See mental spine.
[jen-ik] /ˈdʒɛn ɪk/ adjective, Biology. 1. of, pertaining to, resembling, or arising from a or . 1. a combining form often corresponding to nouns ending in -gen, or -geny, with the following senses: “producing or causing” (hallucinogenic); “produced or caused by” (cosmogenic); “pertaining to a gene or genes” (polygenic); “pertaining to suitability for reproduction by […]
/dʒɪˈnɪkjʊlə/ adjective 1. (anatomy) of or relating to the knee: genicular artery genicular ge·nic·u·lar (jə-nĭk’yə-lər) adj. Of or relating to the knee joint.
- Genicular vein
genicular vein n. Any of the veins that accompany the genicular arteries, drain blood from structures around the knee, and end in the popliteal vein.