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Pronunciation: je-nik'yu-lat


  1. Bent like a knee.
  2. Referring to the geniculum of the facial nerve, denoting the ganglion there present.
  3. Denoting the lateral or medial geniculate body.
  4. In fungi, describes a zigzag conidophore or conidiogenous cells that usually results from sympodial development.

Synonym(s): geniculated, kneed

[L. geniculo, pp. -atus, to bend the knee, fr. genu, knee]

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