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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
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(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
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n. L. cubitus, cúbito, hueso interno del antebrazo.
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Fore wings with four oblique veins, media veins unbranched, and two cubitus veins converging at the base.
genyohyoideus, respectively, while the term ankon ([phrase omitted]) for cubitus explains the term m.
The exclusion criteria were as follows: (1) complete MCL preoperatively or no MCL removal intraoperatively, (2) cubitus valgus or varus, or (3) severe bony instability or malformation.
In the inactive state, PTC1 represses SMO, and an inactive complex is formed in the cytoplasm with assembly with Costal 2 (Cos2), Fused (Fu), suppressor of Fu (SuFu), and Cubitus interruptus (Ci), all associated with microtubules.
Webbed neck, lymphedema, cubitus valgus, cardiovascular malformations, bones and thyroid disorders, and renal and liver dysfunctions may also be observed.
The objective of this presentation is the report of 2 cases of childhood posttraumatic cubitus varus with subsequent posterolateral rotatory instability and their treatment with a minimum of 2 years of follow-up.
There was cubitus varus deformity of left elbow associated with internal rotation of the left forearm.
Various skeletal anomalies can be appreciated radiographically such as delayed bone growth and maturation, clinodactyl 5th finger and/or toe, fused carpals (usually the hamate and capitate), fused 5th and 6th metacarpals, defect on the lateral surface of the proximal part of the tibia (or knock-knees), cubitus valgus, and hypoplastic cubitus, most of which were found in our patient too.
For example, a foot (0.3048 m) nearly equals a chi (0.3333 m) in China and a shaku (0.3030 m) in Japan, while a cubit (coudee, elle, cubitus) in ancient Sumer (0.5172 m) equals that of Egypt (0.5235-0.5240 m), Rome (0.4440 m) and hasta (dhanurgraha hasta (0.4800 m), sishu hasta (0.4260 m)) in India and its neighboring region.
Compared to other species of the "smaragdina-group" cubital area between cubitus of the left tegmen narrower (Table 1 ).
Vascular injury, neurologic injury, compartment syndrome, pin-track infections, and cubitus varus are among the most common complications (9,10).
Skeletal deformities like short ulna, genu varum-valgum, cubitus valgus may be seen (12).