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[jee-noo, -nyoo, jen-oo, -yoo] /ˈdʒi nu, -nyu, ˈdʒɛn u, -yu/
noun, plural genua
[jen-oo-uh, -yoo-uh] /ˈdʒɛn u ə, -yu ə/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology.
the knee.
a kneelike part or bend.
Origin of genu
1850-55; < Latin; cognate with Greek góny knee
Related forms
genual, adjective
supergenual, adjective Unabridged
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noun (anatomy) (pl) genua (ˈdʒɛnjʊə)
the technical name for the knee
any kneelike bend in a structure or part
Word Origin
Latin: knee
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genu in Medicine

genu ge·nu (jē'nōō, jěn'yōō)
n. pl. gen·u·a (jěn'yōō-ə)

  1. Knee.

  2. An anatomical structure resembling the angular shape of a flexed knee.

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