genu

[ jee-noo, -nyoo, jen-oo, -yoo ]
/ ˈdʒi nu, -nyu, ˈdʒɛn u, -yu /

noun, plural ge·nu·a [jen-oo-uh, -yoo-uh] /ˈdʒɛn u ə, -yu ə/. Anatomy, Zoology.

the knee.
a kneelike part or bend.

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 genual

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 genual (1 of 2)

genual

[ jĕnyōō-əl ]

adj.

Genicular.

Medicine definitions for genual (2 of 2)

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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