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cuneate

 [ku´ne-āt]
wedge-shaped.
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·ate

(kū'nē-āt),
Wedge-shaped.
[L. cuneus, wedge]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cuneate

(kyo͞o′nē-ĭt, -āt′)
adj.
Wedge-shaped. Used especially to describe a leaf or petal base that is narrowly triangular.

cu′ne·ate′ly adv.
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cu·ne·ate

(kyū'nē-āt)
Wedge-shaped.
[L. cuneus, wedge]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cuneate

(of leaves) wedge-shaped.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

cu·ne·ate

(kyū'nē-āt)
Wedge-shaped.
[L. cuneus, wedge]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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LEAF DESCRIPTION: SIMPLE, 2" to 3" long and one-third as wide, broad linear to oblanceolate shape with acute tip and cuneate base.
Leaves digitate, (3)5-foliolate, petioles 3-10 cm, petiolules 1-5 cm, glabrous or lepidote; leaflets 10-18 x 3-4 cm, concolorous, coriaceus, lanceolate or eliptic, apex cuneate or rounded, margins entire, base truncate or cuneate, occasionally cordate, venation penninerved, adaxial and abaxial surfaces lepidote.
Hypotheca is cuneate in its posterior portion, dorsally convex, narrowly rounded at the antapex, and slightly concave between the antapex and LSL.
Leaves petiolate; petiole 0.2-0.3 cm in length; blade oblong lanceolate to elliptic, (3-)4-5(-6) X1.5-2 cm, apex acute to slightly obtuse, base cuneate, actinodromous basal to supra-basal, 2-4 basal veins, dark green, papyraceous.
Spikelets 6-60 per inflorescence, 20-80% peduncled, narrowly ellipsoid to lanceoloid, 5-10.5 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, cuneate at base, acuminate at apex; scales somewhat spreading, loosely spirally arranged, with 2-4 sterile scales at the base of the spikelet (excluding the prophyll) and 8-24 fertile scales; fertile scales 1.7-2.8 mm long, 1-1.4 mm wide, ovate, acute to obtuse, often with the midvein prolonged as a short mucro, reddish brown with a green to brown, 3-nerved mid-zone.
0.5 mm, linear-lanceolate, brown to atropurpureous, marginally ciliate-dentate, the cilia 0.3-0.5 mm long; phyllopodia 7-10 mm long; fronds 34-53 cm long; stipes 1/4-1/3 of the frond length; stipe scales 0.5-1 mm long (to 2.5 mm on the first 1 (-3) cm of the stipe base with scales lanceolate or linear-lanceolate), ovate to rounded, black, marginally ciliate, with long-ciliate margin and small central body; blades 15-37 x 1.2-2.8 cm, linear-elliptic, chartaceous to subcoriaceous, basicaly cuneate to attenuate, apically acuminate; abaxial blade scales ca.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: SIMPLE, 2" to 4" long and 1" to 2" wide, oblong-ovate shape with cuneate base and mucronate to cuspidate tip.
sessile, and articulate with rachis, cuneate at base, caudate at apex,
LEAF DESCRIPTION: SIMPLE, 6" to 8" long and 2 1/2" to 3" wide, elliptic shape with cuneate base and entire margins, usually pubescent underneath.