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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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).
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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.
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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).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cuneiform

1. Wedge-shaped.
2. One of the three wedge-shaped bones in the foot.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Female: Overall length 4.00, length from tip of tylus to cuneal fracture 2.50, maximum width (across base of cuneus) 1.30; similar to male in general structure and coloration, with following exceptions: head dark brown, with lateral margins of vertex bordering inner margins of eyes narrowly dark yellow; pronotum dark blackish brown, with posterior margins of calli broadly dark yellow; hemelytra with clavus dark brown, central corium broadly dark red, anterior angles of corium translucent yellow, basal half of cuneus red, posterior half of cuneus creamy white: wing membrane fumate brown, veins dark brown surrounding inner cell, bright red surrounding outer cell (Fig.
MEASUREMENTS (holotype [male]): Total body length 2.20, length from apex of clypeus to cuneal fracture 1.68; head width across eyes 0.71; vertex width 0.27; lengths of antennal segment I-IV 0.15, 0.79, 0.18, 0.32; labial length 0.87; mesal pronotal length 0.50; basal pronotal width 0.95; width across hemelytra 1.16; lengths of metafemur, tibia and tarsus 0.90, 1.17, 0.30.
MEASUREMENTS: [male]/[female]: Total body length 2.0-2.2/ 2.2-2.3; length from apex of tylus to cuneal fracture 1.41-1.47/ 1.44-1.52; head width across eyes 0.58-0.60/0.60-0.62; vertex width 0.33-0.35/ 0.36-0.37; lengths of antennal segment I-IV 0.12-0.14, 0.36-0.41, 0.19-0.22, 0.21-0.24/ 0.11-0.12, 0.36-0.38, 0.19-0.21, 0.22-0.24; labial length 0.74-0.78/0.78-0.80; basal pronotal width 0.91-0.96/ 0.96-0.98; width across hemelytron 0.96-1.08/ 1.08-1.10; lengths of metafemur, tibia and tarsus 0.70-0.72, 1.03-1.08, 0.37-0.40/0.72-0.78, 1.02-1.07, 0.37-0.39.
MEASUREMENTS: [male]/[female]: Total body length 1.9-2.2/ 2.0-2.2; length from apex of tylus to cuneal fracture 1.34-1.40/ 1.35-1.42; head width across eyes 0.57-0.59/0.57-0.59; vertex width 0.31-0.32/ 0.32-0.34; lengths of antennal segment I-IV 0.10-0.12, 0.37-0.42, 0.21-0.23, 0.22-0.24/ 0.10-0.12, 0.36-0.38, 0.21-0.23, 0.22-0.24; labial length 0.68-0.72/0.69-0.74; basal pronotal width 0.87-0.88/ 0.85-0.90; width across hemelytron 1.021.06/0.96-1.08; lengths of metafemur, tibia and tarsus 0.69-0.72, 0.99-1.07, 0.31-0.33/0.70-0.72, 0.96-1.00, 0.31-0.33.
MEASUREMENTS: [female]: Total body length 2.33; length from apex of tylus to cuneal fracture 1.63; head width across eyes 0.68; vertex width 0.36; lengths of antennal segment I-IV 0.12, 0.48, 0.23, 0.23; labial length 0.96; basal pronotal width 1.05; width across hemelytron 1.12; lengths of metafemur, tibia and tarsus 0.88, 1.15, 0.44.
MEASUREMENTS: [male]/[female]: Total body length 1.58/ 1.63; length from apex of tylus to cuneal fracture 1.06/ 1.15; head width across eyes 0.46/ 0.49; vertex width 0.26/ 0.29; lengths of antennal segment I-IV 0.12, 0.52, 0.29, 0.25/ 0.12, 0.38, 0.26, 0.25; labial length 0.68/0.69; basal pronotal width 0.62/ 0.68; width across hemelytron 0.74/ 0.74; lengths of metafemur, tibia and tarsus 0.60, 0.84, 0.27/0.58, 0.86, 0.26.
MEASUREMENTS: [male]/[female]: Total body length 1.97/ 1.99; length from apex of tylus to cuneal fracture 1.32/ 1.42; head width across eyes 0.56/ 0.56; vertex width 0.32/ 0.32; lengths of antennal segment I-IV 0.12, 0.48, 0.24, 0.24/ 0.12, 0.37, 0.25, 0.26; labial length 0.71/0.72; basal pronotal width 0.80/ 0.82; width across hemelytron 0.89/ 0.91; lengths of metafemur, tibia and tarsus 0.72, 0.92, 0.34/0.72, 0.94, 0.35.
MEASUREMENTS: [male]: Total body length 2.16; length from apex of tylus to cuneal fracture 1.61; head width across eyes 0.65; vertex width 0.32; lengths of antennal segment I-IV 0.12, 0.44, 0.20, 0.24; labial length 0.84; basal pronotal width 1.00; width across hemelytron 1.08; lengths of metafemur, tibia and tarsus 0.78, 0.97,?.