[ kyoo-boid ]
/ ˈkyu bɔɪd /


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

First recorded in 1700–10, cuboid is from the Greek word kyboeidḗs cubelike. See cube1, -oid

Related forms

sub·cu·boid, adjectivesub·cu·boi·dal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cuboidal


/ (ˈkjuːbɔɪd) /

adjective Also: cuboidal (kjuːˈbɔɪdəl)

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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Medicine definitions for cuboidal


[ kyōōboid′ ]


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.

Related forms

cu•boidal (kyōō-boidl) adj.
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