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cuneate

[kyoo-nee-it, -eyt] /ˈkyu ni ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
having or being in the shape of a wedge; wedge-shaped.
2.
(of leaves) triangular at the base and tapering to a point.
Also, cuneated.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < Latin cuneātus, equivalent to cuneā(re) to wedge, secure by wedging, become wedge-shaped + -tus past participle suffix; see -ate1
Related forms
cuneately, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cuneated

cuneate

/ˈkjuːnɪɪt; -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
wedge-shaped: cuneate leaves are attached at the narrow end
Derived Forms
cuneately, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Latin cuneāre to make wedge-shaped, from cuneus a wedge
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cuneated in Medicine

cuneate cu·ne·ate (kyōō'nē-ĭt, -āt')
adj.
Wedge-shaped.

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