cuneus

cuneus

[kyoo-nee-uhs]
noun, plural cunei [kyoo-nee-ahy] .
1.
Anatomy. a wedge-shaped convolution on the medial surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum.
2.
Entomology. a wedge-shaped segment of the corium of certain hemipterous insects.

Origin:
< Latin: wedge

subcuneus, noun, plural subcunei.
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cuneus (ˈkjuːnɪəs)
 
n
a small wedge-shaped area of the cerebral cortex
 
[C19: from Latin cuneus wedge]

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cuneus cu·ne·us (kyōō'nē-əs)
n. pl. cu·ne·i (-nē-ī')
The region of the medial aspect of the occipital lobe of each cerebral hemisphere that is bounded by the parieto-occipital sulcus and the calcarine sulcus.

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