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genu

[ jee-noo, -nyoo, jen-oo, -yoo ]
/ ˈdʒi nu, -nyu, ˈdʒɛn u, -yu /
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noun, plural ge·nu·a [jen-oo-uh, -yoo-uh]. /ˈdʒɛn u ə, -yu ə/. Anatomy, Zoology.
the knee.
a kneelike part or bend.
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Origin of genu

1850–55; <Latin; cognate with Greek gónyknee

OTHER WORDS FROM genu

ge·nu·al, adjectivesu·per·ge·nu·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for genu

genu
/ (ˈdʒɛnjuː) /

noun plural genua (ˈdʒɛnjʊə) anatomy
the technical name for the knee
any kneelike bend in a structure or part

Word Origin for genu

Latin: knee
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Medical definitions for genu

genu
[ jēnōō, jĕnyōō ]

n. pl. gen•u•a (jĕnyōō-ə)
Knee.
An anatomical structure resembling the angular shape of a flexed knee.
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