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Genu


/ˈjēn(y)o͞o/  /ˈjen(y)o͞o/

Noun, pl. genua

(Anatomy, Zoology)
1. Knee. (wiktionary.org)

2. A knee-like bend. (wiktionary.org)

3. A part of certain structures resembling a knee, in particular a bend in the corpus callosum of mammals. (Google Dictionary)

4. Hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

Syn: Knee

Word origin: Latin genu (“knee”)

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