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cuboid

[kyoo-boid] /ˈkyu bɔɪd/
adjective
1.
Also, cuboidal. resembling a cube in form.
2.
Anatomy. noting or pertaining to the outermost bone of the distal row of tarsal bones.
noun
3.
Mathematics. a rectangular parallelepiped.
4.
Anatomy. the cuboid bone.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Greek kyboeidḗs cubelike. See cube1, -oid
Related forms
subcuboid, adjective
subcuboidal, adjective
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  • If the avatar he had been watching was a cuboid, that was easy.
  • Two years later he enlarged the place by craning two new cuboid storeys into place.
British Dictionary definitions for cuboid

cuboid

/ˈkjuːbɔɪd/
adjective
1.
shaped like a cube; cubic
2.
of or denoting the cuboid bone
noun
3.
the cubelike bone of the foot; the outer distal bone of the tarsus
4.
(maths) a geometric solid whose six faces are rectangles; rectangular parallelepiped
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Word Origin and History for cuboid
cuboid
"cube-like," 1829, a modern coinage as if from Gk. kuboeides.
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cuboid in Medicine

cuboid cu·boid (kyōō'boid')
adj.
Having the approximate shape of a cube. n.
A tarsal bone on the outer side of the foot, articulating in front with the calcaneus and lateral cuneiform, and behind with the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones.


cu·boi'dal (kyōō-boid'l) adj.
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