geniculation


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ge·nic·u·late

 (jə-nĭk′yə-lĭt) also ge·nic·u·lat·ed (-lā′tĭd)
adj.
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.