geniculum


geniculum
1. [TA] A small genu or angular kneelike structure. 2. A knotlike structure. [L. dim. of genu, knee]
- g. canalis facialis [TA] SYN: g. of facial canal.
- g. of facial canal [TA] the bend in the facial canal linking the medial and lateral crura of the horizontal port of the canal and corresponding to the location of the geniculate ganglion of the facial nerve. SYN: g. canalis facialis [TA], genu of facial canal.
- g. of facial nerve [TA] 1. a sharp bend in the facial nerve in the facial canal where it turns posteriorly from its previously anterior course to run in the medial wall of the middle ear (external g.); 2. complex loop of facial nerve fibers around the abducens nucleus (internal g.). SYN: g. nervus facialis [TA].
- g. nervus facialis [TA] SYN: g. of facial nerve.

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ge·nic·u·lum jə-'nik-yə-ləm n, pl -la -lə a small knee-shaped anatomical structure or abrupt bend

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n.
a sharp bend in an anatomical structure, such as the bend in the facial nerve in the medial wall of the middle ear.

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ge·nic·u·lum (jə-nikґu-ləm) pl. genicґula [L., dim. of genu] [TA] a general term designating a sharp, kneelike bend in a small structure or organ, such as a nerve.

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  • 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

  • Geniculum — A geniculum is a small genu, or angular kneelike structure. It is often used in anatomical nomenclature to designate a sharp kneelike bend in a small structure or organ. References *http://medical dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/geniculum… …   Wikipedia

  • Geniculum — Geni̱culum [aus lat. geniculum, Gen.: geniculi = kleines Knie; auch = knotige Verdickung (an Halmen)] s; s, ...la: knieartige Biegung, Knick [und knotenförmige Anschwellung] von Gefäßen oder Nervenkanälen (Anat.). Geni̱culum cana̱lis facia̱|lis:… …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • geniculum — ge·nic·u·lum …   English syllables

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  • geniculum canalis facialis — geniculum canalis nervi facialis [TA] geniculum of facial canal the bend in the facial canal lodging the geniculum nervi facialis; called also genu of facial canal …   Medical dictionary

  • geniculum of facial nerve — geniculum nervi facialis [TA] the part of the facial nerve at the lateral end of the internal acoustic meatus, where the fibers turn sharply posteroinferiorly, and where the geniculate ganglion is found; called also external genu of facial nerve …   Medical dictionary


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