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.

Nearby words

  1. gentrified,
  2. gentrify,
  3. gentry,
  4. gents,
  5. gents',
  6. genu recurvatum,
  7. genu valgum,
  8. genu varum,
  9. genua,
  10. genual

Origin of genu

1850–55; < Latin; cognate with Greek góny knee

Related formsge·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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Medicine 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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