[ 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.
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Origin of cuboid
First recorded in 1700–10, cuboid
is from the Greek word kyboeidḗs
cubelike. See cube1
OTHER WORDS FROM cuboidsub·cu·boid, adjectivesub·cu·boi·dal, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for cuboid
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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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.
Other words from cuboidcu•boi′dal (kyōō-boid′l) adj.
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