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[New Latin cuneālis, from Latin cuneus, wedge.]


wedge-shaped; cuneiform
[C16: from New Latin cuneālis, from cuneus wedge]


(ˈkyu ni əl)

wedgelike; wedge-shaped.
[1570–80; < Latin cune(us) a wedge + -al1]
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Also, a decrease in connectivity between the right superior temporal gyrus and cuneal cortex was showed in bvFTD with respect to Alzheimer's disease [49].
In the case of the secondary visual cortex, involvement of the cuneal and lingual areas of the occipital lobe of AD cases may correspond with impairment in selective visual attention, emotion, and visual processing [96-98].
The PML leader said that the judiciary and the Election Commission have also directed the Punjab Govt to remove constitutional la cuneal implementation of which would bring about improvement in the system, points raised in our writ petition would help remove ambiguity in this regard which would benefit the people and improve the role of the institutions.
Body elongate, hemelytra narrowed at level with scutellum and widened at level across cuneal fracture; each hemelytron with three types of setae: golden and silvery scalelike; long, erect, bristlelike; and short simple.
DESCRIPTION: Male: Overall length 2.90, length from tip of tylus to cuneal fracture 1.90, maximum width (across base of cuneus) 1.00.
Deeper and more posterior with respect to the vertical occipital fasciculus the dorsal terminations of the inferior longitudinal fasciculus (dILF) were exposed at the level of the dorsolateral occipital cortex (DLOC) and just below the parieto-occipital sulcus (POS) in the cuneal region.
Hemelytron moderately deflected at cuneal fracture; cuneus narrow.
MEASUREMENTS: [male]/[female]: Total body length 2.1-2.2/ 2.3-2.6; length from apex of tylus to cuneal fracture 1.58-1.62/ 1.63-1.68; head width across eyes 0.58-0.60/0.55-0.58; vertex width 0.22-0.24/ 0.27-0.28; lengths of antennal segment I-IV 0.13-0.15, 0.72-0.75, 0.28-0.34, 0.31-0.33/ 0.14-0.16, 0.72-0.81, 0.28-0.36, 0.30-0.36; labial length 0.97-0.99/ 1.03-1.10; basal pronotal width 0.83-0.84/ 0.84-0.87; width across hemelytron 0.98-1.07/ 1.08-1.20; lengths of metafemur, tibia and tarsus 0.81-0.84, 1.17-1.20, 0.25-0.28/0.80-0.84, 1.26-1.30, 0.26-0.30.