Definition of cubital in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkyo͞obədl/


1 Anatomy Of the forearm or the elbow: the cubital vein
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  • The cubital fossa (anterior surface of the elbow) was palpated and the median cubital vein was readily located, facilitated by the Sailor repeatedly making a fist.
  • We took blood from the radial artery and the median cubital vein.
  • The ulnar nerve passes medial to the olecranon process and behind the medial epicondyle in the cubital tunnel.
2 Entomology Of the cubitus.
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  • The possibility of a close relationship with the Sciaridae is raised by the extreme cubital displacement towards the base of the wing in the New Jersey amber genus Archimelzira.
  • Hence, the basal displacement of the cubital veins of Archimelzira is convergent with Sciaridae and basal Cecidomyiidae like Catotricha Edwards, 1938.


Late Middle English: from Latin cubitalis, from cubitus 'cubit'.

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Syllabification: cu·bi·tal

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