cubitus

[ kyoo-bi-tuh s ]
/ ˈkyu bɪ təs /
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noun, plural cu·bi·ti [kyoo-bi-tahy] /ˈkyu bɪˌtaɪ/.

a longitudinal vein in the rear portion of the wing of an insect.
Anatomy.
  1. the forearm.
  2. Now Rare. the ulna.

Nearby words

  1. cubit,
  2. cubital,
  3. cubital furrow,
  4. cubital joint,
  5. cubital nerve,
  6. cubitus valgus,
  7. cubitus varus,
  8. cuboid,
  9. cuboidal epithelium,
  10. cuchifrito

Origin of cubitus

1820–30; < New Latin, Latin, variant of cubitum cubit

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cubitus

[ kyōōbĭ-təs ]

n. pl. cubitus

elbow
ulna

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