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1. (Anatomy) the elbow
2. (Units) the lower arm from elbow to fingertip
3. (Zoology) zoology obsolete the fourth leg joint in hexapods


(ˈkyu bɪ təs)

n., pl. -ti (-ˌtaɪ)
the forearm.
[1820–30; < New Latin, Latin, variant of cubitum cubit]
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Noun1.cubitus - hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadrupedcubitus - hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
musculus articularis cubiti - a small branch of the triceps that inserts into the capsule of the elbow joint
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
crazy bone, funny bone - a point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes near the surface; a sharp tingling sensation results when the nerve is knocked against the bone; "the funny bone is not humerus"
2.cubitus - the arm from the elbow to the fingertips
limb - one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper


n. L. cubitus, cúbito, hueso interno del antebrazo.
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According to Muller, this variant (ABMS) is identical to the "arteria plicae cubiti superficialis" first described and denominated by Gruber, but as seen in the original articles, these are two absolutely different variants [21,28].
Inde igitur profecti contra Orientem, cum centum et decem dies eos pertranseuntes iter nostrum fecissemus, intravimus terram gentis quae nominatur Pichiti; ipsa vero gens in statura et altitudine sua non 226 plus quam mensuram unius cubiti habebat.