- having kneelike joints or bends.
- bent at a joint like a knee.
Origin of geniculate
Examples from the Web for geniculate
Historical Examples of geniculate
Geniculate, bent abruptly, like a knee (genu), as many stems.The Elements of Botany
Scape: the long basal joint of a geniculate antenna in Coleoptera; usually applied to the three basal joints, as in Hymenoptera.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Elaters simple or branched, often geniculate, more or less heteromorphous, the fibres wanting or indistinct.
- biology bent at a sharp anglegeniculate antennae
- having a joint or joints capable of bending sharply
Word Origin for geniculate
Word Origin and History for geniculate
"having knots or joints," 1660s, from Latin geniculatus, from geniculum "little knee, knot on the stalk of a plant," diminutive of genu "knee" (see knee (n.)).
- 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.