[juh-nik-yuh-lit, -leyt] /dʒəˈnɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
having kneelike joints or bends.
bent at a joint like a knee.
(biology) bent at a sharp angle: geniculate antennae
having a joint or joints capable of bending sharply
“having knots or joints,” 1660s, from Latin geniculatus, from geniculum “little knee, knot on the stalk of a plant,” diminutive of genu “knee” (see knee (n.)).
geniculate ge·nic·u·late (jə-nĭk’yə-lĭt) or ge·nic·u·lat·ed (-lā’tĭd)
- Geniculate body
geniculate body n.
- Geniculate ganglion
geniculate ganglion n. A ganglion of the intermediate nerve located within the facial canal and containing sensory neurons that innervate taste buds on the front two-thirds of the tongue.
- Geniculate neuralgia
geniculate neuralgia n. A severe stabbing pain deep in the ear. Also called Hunt’s neuralgia, neuralgia facialis vera.
[juh-nik-yuh-ley-shuh n] /dʒəˌnɪk yəˈleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the state of being geniculate. 2. a geniculate formation.