- 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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Historical Examples of cuboidal
Granite having a cuboidal and rude columnar structure, Land's End, Cornwall.A Manual of Elementary Geology
It is lined by an epithelium which here consists of a single layer of columnar 17 or cuboidal cells with large nuclei.Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator
Albert M. Reese
- 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 cuboidal
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- 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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