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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.
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geniculate

(dʒɪˈnɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
adj
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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ge•nic•u•late

(dʒəˈnɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

adj.
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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Translations

ge·nic·u·late

1. a. geniculado-a.
2. doblado-a, como una rodilla;
rel. al ganglio del nervio facial;
___ bodycuerpo ___;
___ ganglionganglio ___;
___ neuralgianeuralgia ___.
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