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genu, gen. ge´nus, pl. genua (je´nu, je´nus, jen´u-a) [NA]

1. The place of articulation between the thigh and the leg.knee (1) ; See also knee joint, geniculum. 2. Any structure of angular shape resembling a flexed knee. [L.]
g. cap´sulae inter´nae [NA] g. of internal capsule
g. cor´poris callo´si [NA] g. of corpus callosum
g. of corpus callosum the anterior extremity of the corpus callosum that folds downward and backward on itself, terminating in the rostrum.g. corporis callosi [NA] ;
g. of facial canal a sharp bend in the facial canal where the geniculate ganglion is located.
g. of facial nerve the curve which the fibers of the root of the facial nerve describe around the abducens nucleus in the pontine tegmentum; the internal g. of the facial nerve.g. nervi facialis [NA] ;
g. of internal capsule the obtuse angle, opening laterally in the horizontal plane, formed by the union of the two limbs (crus anterius and crus posterius) of the internal capsule.g. capsulae internae [NA] ;
g. ner´vi facia´lis [NA] g. of facial nerve
g. recurva´tum hyperextension of the knee, the lower extremity having a forward curvature.back-knee;
g. val´gum a deformity marked by lateral angulation of the leg in relation to the thigh.knock-knee, tibia valga;
g. va´rum a deformity marked by medial angulation of the leg in relation to the thigh; an outward bowing of the legs.bandy-leg, bowleg, bow-leg, tibia vara;


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