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cuneus

[ kyoo-nee-uhs ]
/ ˈkyu ni əs /
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noun, plural cu·ne·i [kyoo-nee-ahy]. /ˈkyu niˌaɪ/.
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.
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Origin of cuneus

<Latin: wedge

OTHER WORDS FROM cuneus

sub·cu·ne·us, noun, plural sub·cu·ne·i.
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British Dictionary definitions for cuneus

cuneus
/ (ˈkjuːnɪəs) /

noun
a small wedge-shaped area of the cerebral cortex

Word Origin for cuneus

C19: from Latin cuneus wedge
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Medical definitions for cuneus

cuneus
[ kyōōnē-əs ]

n. pl. cu•ne•i (-nē-ī′)
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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