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 (jə-nĭk′yə-lĭt) also ge·nic·u·lat·ed (-lā′tĭd)
1. Bent abruptly, as a knee.
2. Having kneelike joints; able to bend at an abrupt angle.

[Latin geniculātus, with bended knee, from geniculum, diminutive of genū, knee; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]

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


(dʒɪˈnɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
1. (Biology) biology bent at a sharp angle: geniculate antennae.
2. (Biology) having a joint or joints capable of bending sharply
[C17: from Latin geniculātus jointed, from geniculum a little knee, small joint, from genu knee]
geˈniculately adv
geˌnicuˈlation n


(dʒəˈnɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

bent at a joint like a knee.
[1660–70; < Latin geniculātus knotted, derivative of genicul(um) small knee, knot (gen(u) knee + -culum -cle1)]
ge•nic′u•late•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.geniculate - bent at a sharp angle
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"


1. a. geniculado-a.
2. doblado-a, como una rodilla;
rel. al ganglio del nervio facial;
___ bodycuerpo ___;
___ ganglionganglio ___;
___ neuralgianeuralgia ___.
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Their ideas focus on the activity of on-centre cells in the lateral geniculate nucleus.
2) It is true that there is considerable variation in the neutral points and maximal response points of individual colour-opponent cells in the lateral geniculate nucleus.
Conidia appeared brown, muriform, ovoid or obclavate, with or without beak, also have elongated, beak-like apical cells, geniculate, often produced in chains and sometimes solitary, may have longitudinal as well as transverse septa, some have smooth and some have roughen walls.
11-12) In terms of site location, 40% of HH involve lesions in the occipital lobe, 30% in the parietal lobe, 25% in the temporal lobe, and 5% arising in the optic tract and lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN).
Even in the early stages of the visual system (lateral geniculate nucleus; (4, 5) primary visual cortex (V1) (6-8)), the activity is modulated by extra-retinal signals such as corollary discharges.
Posterior visual pathways include optic tracts, lateral geniculate body, optic radiation and occipital cortex.
It occurs when VZV affects the geniculate ganglion of the facial nerve.
This project will measure the activity of populations of nerve cells in the two major target nuclei in the brain - the lateral geniculate nucleus, and the superior colliculus - of mice.
3, 4, 6) The middle geniculate artery is the primary blood supply; however, there are also minor contributions from the inferomedial and inferolateral geniculate arteries.
We speculate the possible mechanism of VZV spreading to CNS is the reactivated viruses, which establish latency in geniculate ganglia, upward thread porus acusticus internus along with facial canal, and eventually enter intracranially and firstly invade basis pontis.
This syndrome is a rare complication of herpes zoster that occurs when latent varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection reactivates and spreads to affect the geniculate ganglion.
The erosion extended up to the middle fossa dural plate, and it had damaged the geniculate ganglion.

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