[ 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
Related formssub·cu·boid, adjectivesub·cu·boi·dal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cuboidal
Granite having a cuboidal and rude columnar structure, Land's End, Cornwall.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
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
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
[ kyōō′boid′ ]
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 formscu•boi′dal (kyōō-boid′l) adj.
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