- Also cu·boi·dal. resembling a cube in form.
- Anatomy. noting or pertaining to the outermost bone of the distal row of tarsal bones.
- Mathematics. a rectangular parallelepiped.
- Anatomy. the cuboid bone.
Origin of cuboid
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Examples from the Web for cuboid
The cuboid is small; the scaphoid is large, and flattened from above downwards.Artistic Anatomy of Animals
The foot in the Dwarf-Lemurs is long, on account of the elongation of two of its ankle-bones (the cuboid and the naviculare).A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 1 (of 2)
Henry O. Forbes
Note, in a cross-section, that there are small ovoid or cuboid cells at the bases of the large ectoderm cells.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg
In the former the calcic scales and crystals are distinct and quite as in L. tigrinum; in the latter they are cuboid, irregular.The North American Slime-Moulds</p>
Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
The distal row of the tarsus has four bones, three cuneiforms and a cuboid.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
- shaped like a cube; cubic
- of or denoting the cuboid bone
- the cubelike bone of the foot; the outer distal bone of the tarsus
- maths a geometric solid whose six faces are rectangles; rectangular parallelepiped
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Word Origin and History for cuboid
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having the approximate shape of a cube.
- A tarsal bone on the outer side of the foot, articulating in front with the calcaneus and lateral cuneiform, and behind with the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones.
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