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cuneiform

 [ku-ne´ĭ-form]
wedge-shaped; applied particularly to three of the tarsal bones of the foot. See anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.

cu·ne·i·form

(kū'ne-i-fōrm), Avoid the mispronunciation cune'iform.
Wedge-shaped. See: intermediate cuneiform (bone), lateral cuneiform (bone), medial cuneiform (bone).

cuneiform

(kyo͞o′nē-ə-fôrm′, kyo͞o-nē′-)
adj.
1. Wedge-shaped.
2.
a. Of or relating to any of various related writing systems of the ancient Near East having characters formed by the arrangement of small wedge-shaped elements and used to write Sumerian, Akkadian, Elamite, Hittite, Old Persian, and other languages.
b. Relating to, composed in, or using such characters.
3. Anatomy Of, relating to, or being a wedge-shaped bone or cartilage.
n.
1. Cuneiform writing.
2. Anatomy A wedge-shaped bone, especially one of three such bones in the tarsus of the foot.

cu·ne·i·form

(kū'ne-i-fōrm)
1. Denotes anything wedge shaped.
2. Especially denotes three distal tarsal bones (i.e., the medial, lateral, and intermediate cuneiform bones).

cuneiform

1. Wedge-shaped.
2. One of the three wedge-shaped bones in the foot.
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Al-Qayyem said that the most important discovery in Ugarit is its revolutionary alphabet which summarized the cuneiform signs from 600 to 30 letters that became the basis of the international alphabet.
A Bipartite Medial Cuneiform (BMC) is a well-known anatomical variant affecting the medial part of the foot.
When a midfoot pain is present, the most common radiological diagnosis is a fracture or a tarsal coalition, while a bipartite medial cuneiform is less frequent, but it has to be considered in the differential diagnosis of midfoot pain (Bismil et al.).
The resection of part of the extra cuneiforms and calcaneus, if present, can confer a better shape with less width to the foot.
The cuneiform writings of KE-ltepe are the oldest documents found in modern-day Turkey.
With the navicular fixed, again with the operator using fixed elbows, the cuneiform is sheared into dorsi/plantar flexion.
The medial aspect of the base of the second metatarsal and the medial aspect of the middle cuneiform remained well aligned.
Cuneiform script is one of the earliest known forms of writing, produced with wedge-shaped marks made with blunt reeds or a crude stylus on clay tablets.
Although neither the simple nor the complex tokens can be considered "writing" in the proper sense, the pre-cuneiforms, proto-cuneiforms and cuneiforms evolved in direct ascendancy from this pre-historic information system.
The distinguishing factor between the two types of Lisfranc deformities is the position of the second metatarsal base in relation to the second (intermediate) cuneiform. The first type of Lisfranc deformity is associated with metatarsal subluxation, usually due to trauma on the lateral side of the foot.
We present a case report of a Lisfranc fracture in a patient with a bipartite medial cuneiform, an association that has not yet been described in the literature.
A careful look with a good magnifying glass at archaic tablets or even at good photographs - as opposed to hand copies, even very good, computer-assisted copies like those in the work under review - would confirm that cuneiform is an appropriate term.