Cuniform
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 metatarsals. They are usually designated as external, middle, and internal, or {ectocuniform}, {mesocuniform}, and {entocuniform}, respectively. (b) One of the carpal bones usually articulating with the ulna; -- called also {pyramidal} and {ulnare}. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Cuniform — Cuneiform Cu*ne i*form (k? n? ? f?rm), Cuniform Cu ni*form (k? n? f?rm), a. [L. cuneus a wedge + form: cf. F. cunei forme. See {Coin}.] 1. Wedge shaped; as, a cuneiform bone; especially applied to the wedge shaped or arrowheaded characters of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuniform — /kyooh neuh fawrm /, adj., n. cuneiform. * * * …   Universalium

  • cuniform — cu·ne·i·form || kjuːnɪəfÉ”rm / fɔːm n. ancient writing system composed of wedge shaped characters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cuniform — /kyooh neuh fawrm /, adj., n. cuneiform …   Useful english dictionary

  • Урарту — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Урарту (значения). Урарту (Арарат, Биайнили, Ванское царство, урартск. KURbi a i na, арм. Ուրարտու, тур. Urartu, перс. اورارتو‎)  древнее государство в юго западной Азии, располагавшееся на… …   Википедия

  • Cuneiform — Cu*ne i*form (k? n? ? f?rm), Cuniform Cu ni*form (k? n? f?rm), a. [L. cuneus a wedge + form: cf. F. cunei forme. See {Coin}.] 1. Wedge shaped; as, a cuneiform bone; especially applied to the wedge shaped or arrowheaded characters of ancient… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Ectocuneriform — Ec to*cu*ne ri*form, Ectocuniform Ec to*cu ni*form, n. [Ecto + cuneiform, cuniform.] (Anat.) One of the bones of the tarsus. See {Cuneiform}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ectocuniform — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ectocuniform — Ectocuneriform Ec to*cu*ne ri*form, Ectocuniform Ec to*cu ni*form, n. [Ecto + cuneiform, cuniform.] (Anat.) One of the bones of the tarsus. See {Cuneiform}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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