Geniculation
Geniculation Ge*nic`u*la"tion, n. [L. geniculatio a kneeling.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of kneeling. [R.] --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being bent abruptly at an angle. [1913 Webster]


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  • géniculation — [ʒenikylɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. 1866, Littré; dér. sav. du lat. geniculum, dimin. de genu « genou ». → Géniculé. ❖ ♦ Didact. Courbure en forme de genou …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • geniculation — /jeuh nik yeuh lay sheuhn/, n. 1. the state of being geniculate. 2. a geniculate formation. [1605 15; < LL geniculation (s. of geniculatio) a kneeling < L geniculat(us) (see GENICULATE) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • geniculation — /jeuh nik yeuh lay sheuhn/, n. 1. the state of being geniculate. 2. a geniculate formation. [1605 15; < LL geniculation (s. of geniculatio) a kneeling < L geniculat(us) (see GENICULATE) + ion ION] …   Useful english dictionary

  • géniculation — (jé ni ku la sion) s. f. Terme didactique. Courbure en manière de genou. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Géniculé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • geniculation — n. kneeling, act of bending down on the knee or knees; state of being geniculate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • geniculation — /dʒənɪkjəˈleɪʃən/ (say juhnikyuh layshuhn) noun 1. geniculate state. 2. a geniculate formation. {Late Latin geniculātio a bending of the knee} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Genicŭlum — (lat.), 1) Diminutivum von Genu, das Knie; daher Geniculation, Kniebeugung, Fußfall; 2) (Bot.), das Gelenk, die Verbindungsstelle zweier Glieder eines gegliederten Pflanzentheiles, die bald durch eine Einschnürung, bald durch eine Anschwellung… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • orthocerous condition — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In some adult Coleoptera, antennae showing no sign of geniculation, the scape being longer than succeeding segments, and the club loose and three segmented; see gonatocerous condition …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • chiela — Chirocerate (Subclass Copepoda): Used of male antennules with one very swollen, thick walled segment and with only one segment distal to the geniculation [Boxshall and Halsey, 2004] …   Crustacea glossary

  • haplocerate — (Subclass Copepoda): Used of weakly modified male antennules, with only slightly swollen middle segments and with a variable number of segments distal to the geniculation [Boxshall and Halsey, 2004] …   Crustacea glossary

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