- Anatomy. a wedge-shaped convolution on the medial surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum.
- Entomology. a wedge-shaped segment of the corium of certain hemipterous insects.
Origin of cuneus
< Latin: wedge
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Cuneus, and others, have also calculated the capacity of the ark.The Book of Curiosities
In the year 1748 a Dutch experimenter named Cuneus thought he would try to electrify water.The Romance of War Inventions
Thomas W. Corbin
The ancient formation of the wedge (cuneus) was not, however, altogether abandoned, whether for horse or foot.Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe
One Cuneus and a monk named Kleist each claimed the honor of original invention of the condenser.
- a small wedge-shaped area of the cerebral cortex
C19: from Latin cuneus wedge
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- The region of the medial aspect of the occipital lobe of each cerebral hemisphere that is bounded by the parieto-occipital sulcus and the calcarine sulcus.
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