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genu

(ˈdʒɛnjuː)
n, pl genua (ˈdʒɛnjʊə)
1. (Anatomy) the technical name for the knee
2. (Anatomy) any kneelike bend in a structure or part
[Latin: knee]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.genu - hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patellagenu - hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
kneecap, kneepan, patella - a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
musculus articularis genus - the articular muscle of the knee
genicular vein, vena genus - veins that drain blood from structures around the knee; empty into the popliteal vein
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
References in periodicals archive ?
- Genu II and tibia I each with 9 ...............setaeotiosus
The tumor had grossly invaded the facial nerve at the second genu, as well as the vestibulocochlear nerve at the cerebellopontine angle.
Thai Genu Strye cut off her husband's penis after he had an affair - then sent it aloft tied to a helium-filled balloon.
Rarely genu recurvatum, genu varum, genu valgum, hypoplasia of cruciate ligaments, pectus excavatum, scoliosis, increased lumbar lordosis, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis, spina bifida, etc.
Genu valgum is the medical term for knocked knees - inward curving of the legs so the knees touch, causing the feet to be kept apart.
The nerve was traced to the level of the second genu (figure 1).
If the dehiscence is between the second genu and the Cog, it is classified as tympanic or horizontal segment dehiscence.
They bend around the abducens nucleus to form the first genu of the facial nerve.
She had mild genu valgum deformity but no wasting or hypertrophy of calf muscles.
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Our technique allowed us to decompress the first genu and the labyrinthine segment of the nerve.