cuneate [kyo͞o′nēāt΄idkyo͞o′nē it, kyo͞o′nēāt΄]
[L cuneatus < CUNEAL]
Bot. wedge-shaped; tapering, as some leaves: see LEAF: also cuneated [kyo͞o′nēāt΄id]

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  • Cuneate — means wedge shaped, it can apply to: cuneate leaf, a leaf shape the cuneate nucleus, a part of the brainstem the cuneate fasciculus, a tract from the spinal cord into the brainstem This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same… …   Wikipedia

  • Cuneate — Cu ne*ate (k? n? ?t), Cuneated Cu ne*a ted ( ? tEd), a. [L.cuneatus, fr. cuneus a wege See{Coin}.] Wedge shaped; (Bot.), wedge shaped, with the point at the base; as, a cuneate leaf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuneate — adjective Etymology: Latin cuneatus, from cuneus wedge Date: 1658 narrowly triangular with the acute angle toward the base see leaf illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cuneate — wedge shaped …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cuneate — adj. [L. cuneatus, wedge shaped] Wedge shaped; cuneiform …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cuneate — cuneately, adv. /kyooh nee it, ayt /, adj. 1. wedge shaped. 2. (of leaves) triangular at the base and tapering to a point. Also, cuneated. [1800 10; < L cuneatus, equiv. to cunea(re) to wedge, secure by wedging, become wedge shaped + tus ptp.… …   Universalium

  • cuneate — adjective a) wedge shaped. b) wedge shaped, with the narrow part at the base …   Wiktionary

  • cuneate — Wedge shaped. [L. cuneus, wedge] * * * cu·ne·ate kyü nē .āt, ət adj narrowly triangular with the acute angle toward the base * * * cu·ne·ate (kuґne āt) [cuneus + ate] wedge shaped …   Medical dictionary

  • cuneate — wedge shaped Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cuneate — cu·ne·ate || kjuːnɪɪt adj. wedge shaped, resembling a wedge …   English contemporary dictionary

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