cuneate

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adjective cu·ne·ate \ˈkyü-nē-ˌāt, -ət\

Definition of cuneate

  1. :  narrowly triangular with the acute angle toward the base — see leaf illustration

Origin and Etymology of cuneate

Latin cuneatus, from cuneus wedge


First Known Use: 1658


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cuneate

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adjective cu·ne·ate \ˈkyü-nē-ˌāt, -ət\

Medical Definition of cuneate

  1. :  narrowly triangular with the acute angle toward the base

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