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 (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.
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(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
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(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.
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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
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Cells are large, cuneate, with low, broadly rounded epitheca, much narrower rounded posterior portion of the hypotheca, and nearly straight or slightly convex (sometimes slightly concave) sides of the hypotheca, with coarsely reticulate theca.
Effect of replacing fishmeal with soybean meal on growth, feed utilization and carcass composition of cuneate drum (Nibea miichthioides).
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sessiliflora differs by its broadly elliptic to obovate leaf blades, cuneate at the base, sessile flowers, and shorter tepals.
Epiphytic; rhizomes 3-5 mm diam., compact, horizontal; rhizome scales 5-10 x 0.8-1.5 mm, linear-lanceolate, orange-yellowish, marginally entire; phyllopodia present, 7-12 mm long; fronds 27-40 cm long; stipes 1/5-1/4 of frond length; stipe scales 2-5 x 0.5-1.0 mm, lanceolate, pale to dark brown, marginally entire, more dense on stipe base; blades 22-32 x 2.3-4.0 cm, linear-elliptic, chartaceous to subcoriaceous, basally narrowly cuneate to attenuate, apically long-acute; costal scales in two forms, some 1-2 x 0.8-1.0 mm, ovate-lanceolate, dark brown to blackish, and marginally entire to occasionally short-ciliate, the others ca.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: SIMPLE, 4" to 5" long and one-third as wide, elliptic to obovate shape with cuneate base and acute tip.
Psittacanthus cordatus 9.' Leaves, petiolate, semi-crassous, base cuneate; inflorescences in pseudo-raceme of dyads or triads; flower with corolla reddish 3.