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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.
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(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
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(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.
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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"
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1. a. geniculado-a.
2. doblado-a, como una rodilla;
rel. al ganglio del nervio facial;
___ bodycuerpo ___;
___ ganglionganglio ___;
___ neuralgianeuralgia ___.
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The lesions usually involve the geniculate ganglion (GG), even if they could involve other segments of the FN, such as the internal auditory canal (IAC) area, and the vertical segment of the FN, near the take-off point of the chorda tympani [3].
[6] In extra-pontine myelinolysis cases, these features are observed frequently in the corpus callosum, basal ganglia, hippocampus, lateral geniculate body, thalamus, cerebellum, and cerebral subcortex, and it is observed infrequently in the midbrain, internal capsule, and medulla oblongata.
The major visual pathway relays signals from the retina to the primary visual cortex (striate cortex/V1; situated in the occipital lobe) via the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) in the thalamus.
Autopsy revealed dorsal root ganglionopathy and ganglionopathy of the cranial nerves: Scarpa's ganglion (84% reduction in cell bodies), geniculate and trigeminal ganglia as well, but spiral ganglion and auditory nerve were intact.
Histological studies of the effects of oral administration of artesunate on the medial geniculate body of adult wistarrats.
Some coralline algae grow as tufts and have thin jointed branches that sway with the currents (geniculate coralline algae), while others grow as thick pink crusts (crustose coralline algae (8)).
Geniculate artery embolization (CAE), a minimally invasive treatment in which a physician inserts catheters through a pinhole sized incision to block the arteries and capillaries in the lining of the knee, shows promise for easing knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.
It was seen that the fracture line crossed at the geniculate ganglion of the facial nerve (Figure 4).
Our finding are similar to many earlier reports where the MSG treatment caused vacuolations in the stroma of many body organs including liver tissue8, lateral geniculate body9, medial geniculate body,testes10,superior colliculus11, oviduct12, seminiferous tubules13 and interstitial connective tissue in testes14.
Endopod 2-segmented; first segment shorter than second, with 1 inner seta; second segment with outer row of long spinules, 1 proximal seta, 1 spine and 1 seta subdistally along inner margin, and 7 apical elements, 4 of them geniculate.
Its fibers arise from the lateral geniculate body and are myelinated by oligodendrocytes.

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