cubitus

[ kyoo-bi-tuhs ]
/ ˈkyu bɪ təs /

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.

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Origin of cubitus

1820–30; <New Latin, Latin, variant of cubitumcubit
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Medical definitions for cubitus

cubitus
[ kyōōbĭ-təs ]

n. pl. cubitus

elbow
ulna
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