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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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Almeda (1989) described in the stamens a geniculation in the filament insertion.
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.
The signal is then transmitted through many structures of the processing system, according to the law of optotopic organization, through the lateral geniculation body and the visual cortex.