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cuneus

[ kyoo-nee-uhs ]
/ 藞kyu ni 蓹s /
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noun, plural cu路ne路i [kyoo-nee-ahy]. /藞kyu ni藢a瑟/.
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路cu路ne路us, noun, plural sub路cu路ne路i.
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British Dictionary definitions for cuneus

cuneus
/ (藞kju藧n瑟蓹s) /

noun
a small wedge-shaped area of the cerebral cortex

Word Origin for cuneus

C19: from Latin cuneus wedge
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