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geniculate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin geniculatus (with bended knee), from geniculum, diminutive of genu (knee). See the Indo-European root genu-.

AdjectiveEdit

geniculate (not comparable)

  1. Bent abruptly, with the structure of a knee.
    a geniculate stem; a geniculate ganglion; a geniculate twin crystal
  2. Having kneelike joints; able to bend at an abrupt angle.

See alsoEdit

VerbEdit

geniculate (third-person singular simple present geniculates, present participle geniculating, simple past and past participle geniculated)

  1. (obsolete, rare, transitive) To form joints or knots on.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cockeram to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

geniculāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of geniculātus