Definition of cuneate in English:


Syllabification: cu·ne·ate
Pronunciation: /ˈkyo͞onēˌāt, -nēət


chiefly Anatomy & Botany
  • Wedge-shaped.
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    • 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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