from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In anatomy: The knee; the middle arthron of the hind limb, corresponding to ancon, the elbow, of the fore limb.
  • noun Some kneed or geniculate part, as the knee-like anterior curvature of the corpus callosum of the brain, ending in the rostrum or beak of that organ: as, the genu of the optic tract.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The knee.
  • noun The kneelike bend, in the anterior part of the callosum of the brain.

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  • noun anatomy, zoology knee
  • noun A knee-like bend.

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  • noun hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella


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Latin genu ("knee")


  • Its anterior curved end, termed the genu, gradually tapers into a thinner portion, the rostrum, which is continued downward and backward in front of the anterior commissure to join the lamina terminalis.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • The pouch of synovial membrane between the Quadriceps and front of the femur is supported, during the movements of the knee, by a small muscle, the Articularis genu, which is inserted into it.

    III. Syndesmology. 7b. The Knee-joint

  • The portion in front of the genu is termed the frontal part, and separates the lentiform from the caudate nucleus; the portion behind the genu is the occipital part, and separates the lentiform nucleus from the thalamus.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • In horizontal section (Figs. 742) it is seen to be somewhat abruptly curved, with its convexity inward; the prominence of the curve is called the genu, and projects between the caudate nucleus and the thalamus.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • The awesome misunderstanding of Barthes, enabling Ed for the purposes of his review both to quote a genu-ine intelleckchal and to distill the incredible complexity of his thought into a simplistic meme concerning his "feelings about genre" is really sufficient to make me want to kick Ed around the block.

    Explain Yourself

  • Got to be of a certain class to have a car in the city anyway, unless of course you are visiting in which case a 5 minute grace period should be $9.99 and come with an A-1 genu-wine Rolex-type sports watch so you know when to pay up and get out.

    A Matter of Time: Grace Periods

  • I do know that a lot of people think they have genu-ine autographed first editions of A Miracle A Day Keeps The Devil Away, though.

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  • In nomine Iesu omne genu flectatur, cælestium, terrestrium, et infernorum.

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  • June 19, 2008 at 12:05 pm well we has us a genu wine brayd tonite…

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  • Cuius forti ponténtiae genu curvántur ómnia caeléstia, terréstia nutu faténtur súbdita.

    The Advent Office, Part I


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