cuboid definition

  • adjective:
    • getting the estimated shape of a cube.
    • for the model of a cube.
    • Cube-shaped, or nearly therefore.
    • shaped like a cube
  • noun:
    • Anatomy A tarsal bone on the external side of the base in front of the calcaneus and behind the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones.
    • Mathematics A rectangular parallelepiped.
    • The cuboid bone tissue.
    • A parallelepiped having six rectangular faces.
    • In structure, the outermost bone associated with the distal row of tarsal bones, or bones of instep, giving support to the heads associated with the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones: so named from its cubic form in man.
    • A parallelopiped whose six faces are rectangles.
    • In anthropology, a cranium, brief, large, and wide, of notably angular form.
    • a rectangular parallelepiped
  • others:
    • Resembling a cube in kind.

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