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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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Blood samples (5 mL) were taken at 9-11 in the morning from the cubitus veins and after isolation of the blood serum, the samples were stored at -80[degrees]C.
Blesse au bras avec son club Napoli lors du match barrage de la Ligue des champions face a l'Atletico Bilbao, le defenseur lateral gauche algerien, Faouzi Ghoulam, a ete opere avec succes jeudi dernier d'une fracture au cubitus gauche.
Intercubitus longer than abscissa of cubitus between intercubitus and second recurrent vein in holotype, and subequal to or slightly shorter in paratype.
Among its many renowned titles are Blake et Mortimer, Ric Hochet, Thorgal, Jonathan, Cubitus, and Leonard.