cuneate

adjective

cu·​ne·​ate ˈkyü-nē-ˌāt How to pronounce cuneate (audio)
-ət
: narrowly triangular with the acute angle toward the base see leaf illustration

Word History

Etymology

Latin cuneatus, from cuneus wedge

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cuneate was in 1658

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Cite this Entry

“Cuneate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuneate. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

cuneate

adjective
cu·​ne·​ate ˈkyü-nē-ˌāt, -ət How to pronounce cuneate (audio)
: narrowly triangular with the acute angle toward the base
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