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[juh-nik-yuh-lit, -leyt] /dʒəˈnɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/

adjective, Biology.
having kneelike joints or bends.
bent at a joint like a knee.
/dʒɪˈnɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
(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)


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