Elaters simple or branched, often geniculate, more or less heteromorphous, the fibres wanting or indistinct.
Scape: the long basal joint of a geniculate antenna in Coleoptera; usually applied to the three basal joints, as in Hymenoptera.
geniculate, bent abruptly, like a knee (genu), as many stems.
geniculate ge·nic·u·late (jə-nĭk'yə-lĭt) or ge·nic·u·lat·ed (-lā'tĭd)
Bent abruptly, as a knee.
Of, relating to, or being the geniculate body or geniculate ganglion.
Having kneelike joints; able to bend at an abrupt angle.