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CUBITUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cubitus mean? 

CUBITUS (noun)
  The noun CUBITUS has 2 senses:

1. hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
2. the arm from the elbow to the fingertips

  Familiarity information: CUBITUS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CUBITUS (noun)


Sense 1cubitus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

articulatio cubiti; cubital joint; cubitus; elbow; elbow joint; human elbow

Hypernyms ("cubitus" is a kind of...):

ginglymoid joint; ginglymus; hinge joint (a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane)

Meronyms (parts of "cubitus"):

musculus articularis cubiti (a small branch of the triceps that inserts into the capsule of the elbow joint)

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)

Holonyms ("cubitus" is a part of...):

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)


Sense 2cubitus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The arm from the elbow to the fingertips

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("cubitus" is a kind of...):

limb (one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper)


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