cuneate

adjective
cu·​ne·​ate | \ ˈkyü-nē-ˌāt How to pronounce cuneate (audio) , -ət \

Definition of cuneate

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

First Known Use of cuneate

1658, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuneate

Latin cuneatus, from cuneus wedge

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“Cuneate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuneate. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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cuneate

adjective
cu·​ne·​ate | \ ˈkyü-nē-ˌāt, -ət How to pronounce cuneate (audio) \

Medical Definition of cuneate

: narrowly triangular with the acute angle toward the base

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