Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cubit.
- n. In ornithology, the forearm; more particularly the ulna, or outer bone of the forearm.
- n. archaic The ulna.
- n. the arm from the elbow to the fingertips
- n. hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
“Cubit, from the Latin word cubitus, meaning the lower arm, is used to translate the original Biblical Hebrew word pronounced am-mah, which meant the forearm.”
“Hypotenuses: in Odonata; the simple or broken cross-vein between media 4, and cubitus 1, forming outer boundary of triangle.”
“Lower sector of triangle: in Odonata - = cubitus 2 (Comst.).”
“Medio-eubital cross-vein: between media 4 and cubitus, connecting the two series (Comst.).”
“Arculus: Odonata; a small cross vein between radius and cubitus near the base, leaving an elongate triangle between them: Trichoptera; a point, often hyaline, on the forewing where the cubitus (or post cubitus) runs into the margin: in Homoptera; a cross-veinlet nearly reaching posterior margin at same point as in Trichoptera: in other orders applied to a cross-vein in similar position, apparently giving rise to the median.”
“Median 4: in Lepidoptera (Pack.), = cubitus 2 (Comst.).”
“Media: the fourth of the longitudinal veins extending from base through approximately the middle of the wing, not more than four branched, the branches numbered on margin from nearest apex, to 4 nearest anal angle: in Orthoptera; it is the median or externomedian: in Lepidoptera (Pack.), is cubitus (Comst.).”
“Median nervules: in Lepidoptera (Holland) 1st = cubitus 2 (Comst.): 2d cubitus 1 (Comst.); 3d = media 3 (Comst.).”
“Anal furrow: in wings, lies between the cubitus and 1st anal vein.”
“(Comst.); Trichoptera; one, two or three cells enclosed by the branches that form-the post-costal or anal vein: Odonata; an elongate cell between radius and cubitus, just before the arculus.”
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