n.; pl. genua [L. genu, knee]
1. Any structure or organ with a knee-like bend.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
In Acari, the segment between the femur and tibia that is activated by its own muscles and tendons, corresponding with the patella in other groups of Chelicerata.

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  • GENU — ex Graeco γόνυ, roboris sedes, Artemid. l. 1. c. 49. Τὰ γόνατα πρὸς τε ἰχὺν καὶ εὐανδρείαν ἐςτὶ ληπτέα καὶ πρὸς κινήσεις, καὶ πρὸς πράξεις κτλ. Quibus proin debilitatis, totum corpus imbecillum est. Plaut. Curcul. Act. 2. sc. 3. v. 30. Tenebrae… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • genu — término en latín que significa rodilla. CIE 10 [véase] Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. genu La rodilla o cualquier …   Diccionario médico

  • Genu —   [lateinisch] das, / a, Medizin: das Knie; auch knieartig geformte Gefäßteile. Genu valgum, das X Bein; Genu varum, das O Bein.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Genu — Ge nu, n.; pl. {Genua}. [L., the knee.] (Anat.) (a) The knee. (b) The kneelike bend, in the anterior part of the callosum of the brain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Genu — (lat.), Knie (s.d.); G. valgum, so v.w. Bäckerbein …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Genu — (lat.), Knie; G. valgum, Bäckerbein, X Bein; G. varum s. extrorsum, Säbelbein, O Bein …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Genu — (lat.), das Knie; G. valgum, das Bäcker oder X Bein; G. varum, das Säbel oder O Bein …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Genu — Surtout porté dans l Ille et Vilaine, pourrait être le participe passé du verbe genoir (= engendrer), mais on pensera aussi à une variante de Chenu (passage de ch à g, phénomène phonétique assez fréquent) …   Noms de famille

  • genu — [jē′no͞o΄] n. pl. genua [jen′yo͞o ə] [L, KNEE] Anat. 1. the knee 2. a kneelike or sharply bent part, as in the facial nerve …   English World dictionary

  • genu- — I. genu 1 Knee; also angle. Oldest form *g̑enu , becoming *genu in centum languages. 1. Variant form *gneu . a. knee, from Old English cnēo, knee, from Germanic *knewam; b. kneel, from Old English …   Universalium

  • Genu — The Latin word for the knee. When the knee is referred to in medicine, it is just called the knee. However, the word genu is also used in medicine as in: genu recurvatum (hyperextension of the knee), genu valgum (knock knee) and genu varum… …   Medical dictionary

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