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cuneiform bone

noun

Medical Definition of cuneiform bone

  1. 1:  any of three small bones of the tarsus situated between the navicular and the first three metatarsals:a:  one on the medial side of the foot that is just proximal to the first metatarsal bone and is the largest of the three bones—called also , b:  one that is situated between the other two bones proximal to the second metatarsal bone and is the smallest of the three bones—called also , c:  one that is situated proximal to the third metatarsal bone and that lies between the intermediate cuneiform bone and the cuboid—called also ,

  2. 2:  triquetral bone



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