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cubitus Line breaks: cu|bi¦tus
Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːbɪtəs/

Definition of cubitus in English:


The fifth longitudinal vein from the anterior edge of an insect’s wing.
Example sentences
  • 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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