Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling a cube
  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or having the shape of a cuboid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cuboid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as cuboid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shaped like a cube

Etymologies

cuboid +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Specifically the H5N1 (SAa2,3Gal) receptors were found “on non-ciliated cuboidal cells at the junction between the respiratory bronchiole and alveolus” and on “a substantial number of cells lining the alveolar wall. ” (This describes the substance of the lung tissue involved in gaseous exchange.)

    Think Progress » An Inconvenient Truth and An Intolerable Summer

  • Three primary cell shapes exist: squamous (flat), cuboidal, and columnar.

    Tissues

  • There are many types of cells in the body and they have been classified in several ways. basic structure (for example, cuboidal cells); tissue type (for example, hepatocytes of the liver); germinal cells (for example, ova and sperm); and somatic cells (for example, non-reproductive cells of the body).

    Toxicology

  • The book is ridiculously baggy and poorly paced: my paperback is practically cuboidal but in its 700 words pages big events are often compressed whilst minor ones are leisurely pondered.

    Revelation, Redemption and Absolution

  • The mesothelium consists of a single layer of flattened to cuboidal cells forming the epithelial lining of the serous cavities of the body including the peritoneal, pericardial and pleural cavities.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • It's hard to tell from down here, but the central cuboidal opening looks to be at least half a kilometer on a side, and they might very well be posthumans with low-gee wings -- angels.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • In the center of the figure the allantois, _al_, is seen as an irregular cavity, lined with a single layer of columnar or cuboidal cells, and surrounded by a thick mass of loosely arranged, stellate mesoblast cells.

    Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator

  • The epithelium of this region of the enteron consists of a single layer of fairly regular cells, which are columnar in the dorsal region, just beneath the mesentery, and cuboidal or even flattened in regions more distant from the median plane.

    Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator

  • It is lined by an epithelium which here consists of a single layer of columnar or cuboidal cells with large nuclei.

    Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator

  • The epithelium of the oesophagus is the same here as in the more anterior regions described above; that of the lung rudiments is very variable in thickness, even in different parts of the same section, being in some places composed of a single layer of cuboidal or even flattened cells, in other places consisting of four or five layers of cells (not well shown in the figure).

    Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.