- a longitudinal vein in the rear portion of the wing of an insect.
- the forearm.
- Now Rare.the ulna.
Origin of cubitus
1820–30; < New Latin, Latin, variant of cubitum cubit
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Wings very long, and very narrow, the humerus and cubitus extremely elongated; first quill longest.A Synopsis of the Birds of North America</p>
John James Audubon
The Cubitus or Ulna is endu'd with two sorts of Motions, viz.The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method</p>
Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
A coronet or semicoronet of spines, observable at the apex of the Cubitus or Tibia of some insects.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)
Hypotenuses: in Odonata; the simple or broken cross-vein between media 4, and cubitus 1, forming outer boundary of triangle.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
When this angle is increased, the attitude is described as one of cubitus valgus.
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