geniculum


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geniculum

[je′nik·yə·ləm]
(anatomy)
A small, kneelike, anatomical structure.
A sharp bend in any small organ.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Next, we performed posterior tympanotomy and decompressed the facial nerve canal up to the horizontal portion of the facial nerve, as near as possible to the geniculum ganglion, without removing or disturbing the incus.
We performed surgery using the transmastoid approach and decompressed the horizontal portion of the facial nerve as close to the geniculum ganglion as possible without removing or disturbing the incus.
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.