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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Furthermore, Calliarthron may grow larger than other coralline generasimply because Calliarthron thalli (specifically, the joints or "genicula") can resist greater forces than thalli produced by Bossiella or Corallina (Martone, 2006; Janot and Martone, unpubl.).