Definition of cuneate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːnɪət/


chiefly Anatomy & Botany
Example sentences
  • The cuneate fasciculus covers its nucleus and occupies the area immediately lateral to the gracile fasciculus.
  • The more lateral cuneate nucleus has a wider fringe of fibers at this level - the cuneate fasciculus.
  • On each side of the posterior median sulcus are two longitudinally running fasciculi, the gracile and cuneate, separated by the shallow posterior intermediate sulcus.


Early 19th century: from Latin cuneus 'wedge' + -ate2.

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