Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (kyo͞o′nē-ĭt, -āt′)
Wedge-shaped. Used especially to describe a leaf or petal base that is narrowly triangular.

[Latin cuneātus, past participle of cuneāre, to make wedge-shaped, from cuneus, wedge.]

cu′ne·ate′ly adv.


(ˈkjuːnɪɪt; -ˌeɪt) or


(Botany) wedge-shaped: cuneate leaves are attached at the narrow end
[C19: from Latin cuneāre to make wedge-shaped, from cuneus a wedge]
ˈcuneately adv


(ˈkyu ni ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

also cu′ne•at`ed,

1. wedge-shaped.
2. (of leaves) triangular at the base and tapering to a point.
[1800–10; < Latin cuneātus, past participle of cuneāre to wedge, become wedge-shaped, derivative of cuneus wedge]
cu′ne•ate•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cuneate - (of a leaf shape) narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
References in periodicals archive ?
petiole 5-31 mm long, smaller than the rachis; 2 extrafloral nectaries, brown, stipitate, digitiform, 1-2 mm long, located on the rachis, between the pairs of proximal leaflets; rachis 8-25 mm long; interfoliolar segments 3-12 mm long; leaflets discolorous, 3 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface villose, abaxial surface canescent, 10-60 X 5-30 mm, widely obovate, apex rounded, mucronate, base cuneate, venation penninervous.
Effects of feeding frequency and ration level on growth, feedutilization and nitrogen waste output of cuneate drum (Nibea miichthioides) reared in net pens.
Wang Y, Guo J, Bureau DP, Cui Z (2006) Effects of dietary protein and energy levels on growth, feed utilization and body composition of cuneate drum, Nibea miichthioides.
Spinal afferent fiber goes upward within spinothalamic tract and spinal tract to the thalamus (spinothalamic tract) and gracile nucleus and cuneate nucleus of medulla oblongata (spinal tract), respectively, then project fiber to thalamus through lemniscus medialis.
Subgenital plate relatively short, cuneate, pointed apically.
Inclusion of rendered animal ingredients as fish substitutes in practical diets for cuneate drum, Nibea miichthioides (Chu, Lo & Wu).
5 cm, with a cuneate base that runs decurrent almost to the base of the petiole, glabrous on both sides but the upper side warty, margin slightly undulate, venation pinnately veined, midvein impressed above, prominent below, secondary veins 10-12 ascending pairs, tertiary veins obscurely reticulate, apex obtuse to acute.
The posterior precerebellar extramural migratory stream and the lateral reticular and external cuneate nuclei.
5-19 mm, reflexed distally; outer tepal blades 20-28 x 15-19 mm, erect in proximal third, then revolute; outer tepal claws stained purplish-brown, narrowly cuneate, 11-14 mm long, 2-2.
Similarly, the department will also construct a cuneate of Sher Shah bridge at an estimated cost of Rs 7 million.
The typical appearance is characterized by cuneate radial opacities .