geniculum


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geniculum

[je′nik·yə·ləm]
(anatomy)
A small, kneelike, anatomical structure.
A sharp bend in any small organ.
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Etymologically, moving the genou [knee] leads back to geniculum (the body articulations), to genitalis to gens and to generatio and constitutes the basis of an entire program of action: to wag and "to unleash" (instead of connecting) generation by means of abortion.