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1. A small genu, or angular knee-like structure. It is often used in anatomical nomenclature to designate a sharp knee-like bend in a small structure or organ. For example, in the facial canal, the genicular ganglion is situated on the geniculum of the facial nerve, the point where the nerve changes its direction. (

2. Knee. (

3. Little knot. (

Word origin: From Latin geniculatus, from geniculum “little knee, knot on the stalk of a plant,” diminutive of genu “knee”

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