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
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In nomine Iesu omne genu flectatur, cælestium, terrestrium, et infernorum.
June 19, 2008 at 12:05 pm well we has us a genu wine brayd tonite…
Cuius forti ponténtiae genu curvántur ómnia caeléstia, terréstia nutu faténtur súbdita.