from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In anatomy, the cuboid bone; the cuboid.
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Fig. 56 -- Left foot of a Monitor Lizard (Varanus). f, fibula; m¹-m5, the five metatarsals, m ⊃ 1 being that of the hallux; t, tibia; 1, astragalo-calcaneum; 2, cuboides; 3, ecto-cuneiforme.
There is no occasion to dissect and reflect the flap, for the cellular substance connecting the skin with the subjacent aponeurosis is so loose, that it can easily be drawn up above the place where the joint of the calcaneum with the cuboides and that between the astragalus and scaphoides ought to be opened.
The surgeon should measure with his eye the middle distance between the malleolus externus and the head of the metatarsal bone of the little toe, which is the situation of the articulation between the os cuboides and os calcis.
The joint of the os cuboides and os calcis lies pretty nearly in the same transverse line, but rather obliquely forwards.
The Scaphoid, the Cuneiform bones, the os-cuboides and metatarsal bones are all subject to dislocations, which can be recognized without much difficulty and which should be treated on the same general principles as the bones of the foot already referred to above.