[jee-noo, -nyoo, jen-oo, -yoo]
- the knee.
- a kneelike part or bend.
Origin of genu
1850–55; < Latin; cognate with Greek góny knee
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Examples from the Web for genu
Geniculate, bent abruptly, like a knee (genu), as many stems.The Elements of Botany
I sent for the only medical man in Manilla in whom I had confidence, my friend Genu.Adventures in the Philippine Islands
Paul P. de La Gironire
In certain cases, genu valgum or abduction of the leg is present along with a slight degree of flexion.
If there is a combination of flexion and genu valgum, the knee-joint should be resected and ankylosed in the straight position.
Backward curving of the upper end of the tibia has been already described as one of the causes of genu recurvatum.
- the technical name for the knee
- any kneelike bend in a structure or part
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- An anatomical structure resembling the angular shape of a flexed knee.