- Anatomy. a wedge-shaped convolution on the medial surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum.
- Entomology. a wedge-shaped segment of the corium of certain hemipterous insects.
Origin of cuneus
< Latin: wedge
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Cuneus, and others, have also calculated the capacity of the ark.The Book of Curiosities
In the year 1748 a Dutch experimenter named Cuneus thought he would try to electrify water.The Romance of War Inventions</p>
Thomas W. Corbin
The ancient formation of the wedge (cuneus) was not, however, altogether abandoned, whether for horse or foot.Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe
One Cuneus and a monk named Kleist each claimed the honor of original invention of the condenser.
- a small wedge-shaped area of the cerebral cortex
C19: from Latin cuneus wedge
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- The region of the medial aspect of the occipital lobe of each cerebral hemisphere that is bounded by the parieto-occipital sulcus and the calcarine sulcus.
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