Definition of cubitus in English:


Syllabification: cu·bi·tus
Pronunciation: /ˈkyo͞obitəs


  • The fifth longitudinal vein from the anterior edge of an insect’s wing.
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    • Splitting of the microveins of the cubitus anterior gives the margin a ragged appearance.
    • The first direct observation of nucleotide variation on the fourth chromosome was an analysis of polymorphism at the cubitus interruptus gene in D. melanogaster and simulans.
    • Sequencing of a kilobase region of the gene cubitus interruptus Dominant in 10 lines of D. melanogaster showed no nucleotide substitutions.


early 19th century: from Latin.

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