cuneiform bones


cuneiform bones
three bones in the tarsus - the lateral (external), intermediate (middle), and medial (internal) cuneiform bones - that articulate respectively with the first, second, and third metatarsal bones in front. All three bones articulate with the navicular bone behind.

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  • cuneiform bones — plural noun (anatomy) (in the foot) three small bones of the tarsus • • • Main Entry: ↑cuneal …   Useful english dictionary

  • cuneiform bones — three bones in the tarsus the lateral (external), intermediate (middle), and medial (internal) cuneiform bones that articulate respectively with the first, second, and third metatarsal bones in front. All three bones articulate with the navicular …   Medical dictionary

  • Кости Клиновидные (Cuneiform Bones) — три кости; лежат кпереди от ладьевидной кости, занимают медиальную часть предплюсны и сочленяются с основаниями плюсневых костей: наиболее крупная медиальная клиновидная кость с первой плюсневой костью, промежуточная со II, латеральная с III;… …   Медицинские термины

  • Cuneiform (anatomy) — Bone: Cuneiform (anatomy) Bones of the right foot. Dorsal surface. Gray s subject #63 270 There are three cun …   Wikipedia

  • cuneiform bone — n 1) any of three small bones of the tarsus situated between the navicular and the first three metatarsals: a) one on the medial side of the foot that is just proximal to the first metatarsal bone and is the largest of the three bones called also …   Medical dictionary

  • Cuneiform (disambiguation) — Cuneiform (from the Latin word for wedge shaped ) can refer to: Cuneiform script, an ancient writing system originating in Mesopotamia in the 4th millennium BC Cuneiform (anatomy), three bones in the human foot Cuneiform Records, a music record… …   Wikipedia

  • Cuneiform — Cu*ne i*form, Cuniform Cu ni*form, n. 1. The wedge shaped characters used in ancient Persian and Assyrian inscriptions. I. Taylor (The Alphabet). [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) One of the three tarsal bones supporting the first, second third… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bones of the skeleton — The human body has 206 bones. These consist of 80 axial (head and trunk) bones and 126 appendicular (upper and lower extremity) bones. Axial bones: The 80 axial bones comprise 29 bones in the head and 51 bones in the trunk. Head bones: The 29… …   Medical dictionary

  • cuneiform — /kyooh nee euh fawrm , kyooh nee euh /, adj. 1. having the form of a wedge; wedge shaped. 2. composed of slim triangular or wedge shaped elements, as the characters used in writing by the ancient Akkadians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, and… …   Universalium

  • cuneiform — cu•ne•i•form [[t]kyuˈni əˌfɔrm, ˈkyu ni ə [/t]] adj. 1) having the form of a wedge; wedge shaped 2) ling. composed of slim triangular or wedge shaped elements, as the characters used in writing by the ancient Akkadians, Assyrians, Babylonians,… …   From formal English to slang


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