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.
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In males, the antennules are 5-segmented, with a distal geniculation involving a single segment with a distinctive setation pattern (Huys et al.
If the lesion is proximal to the geniculation ganglion, the motor paralysis is accompanied by gustatory and autonomic abnormalities, while lesion between the geniculate ganglion and the origin of chorda tympani produces same effects, except that lacrimation is spared.