Definition of geniculum in English:

geniculum

(also genicula, geniculus)

noun

Anatomy Biology
  • Originally: a node or joint (in the stem of a plant, the antenna of an arthropod, etc.). In later use also: a feature resembling a bent knee (in an animal, plant, shell, etc.); an angle in a structure, or a feature situated at such an angle.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Partly (i) from classical Latin geniculum knee, small knee, knot or joint in the stem of a plant from genū + -culum;.

Pronunciation

geniculum

/dʒɪˈnɪkjʊləm/