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cuniform


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  Persian  and  Assyrian  inscriptions.  See  {Arrowheaded}. 
 
  2.  Pertaining  to  or  versed  in  the  ancient  wedge-shaped 
  characters,  or  the  inscriptions  in  them  ``A  cuneiform 
  scholar.''  --Rawlinson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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). 
 
  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}.