from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Wedge-shaped. Used especially to describe a leaf or petal base that is narrowly triangular.
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- adj. wedge-shaped.
- adj. wedge-shaped, with the narrow part at the base.
- adj. having straight, or almost straight sides meeting at the apex or base.
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- adj. Wedge-shaped.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wedge-shaped; truncate at one end and tepering to a point at the other: properly applied only to flat bodies, surfaces, or marks: as, a cuneate leaf.
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- adj. (of a leaf shape) narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base
That on the fasciculus gracilis is named the clava, and is produced by a subjacent nucleus of gray matter, the nucleus gracilis; that on the fasciculus cuneatus is termed the cuneate tubercle, and is likewise caused by a gray nucleus, named the nucleus cuneatus.
Dodonaea microzyga, F.M. Somewhat viscid, almost glabrous; leaves with 1 to 2 pairs of small obovate-cuneate leaflets; in front rounded, or truncate, or retuse, or sometimes 3-toothed, flat at the margin; rachis dilated; fruit-bearing pedicels solitary; capsules 3 to 4-celled; valves cymbeo-semiorbicular, all around broadly winged; the wing rounded-blunt on both extremities; dissepiments persistent with the columella.
Although they do that indirectly, all nociceptors synapse first in the dorsal horn and then the second order neurons cross and go to the thalamus different from low threshold mechano-sensitive neurons which go on up to the gracile or cuneate nuclei, but still not directly to the thalamus.
LEAVES: Alternate with short petiole hardly 3 mm long, usually elliptic with a rounded tip, base cuneate or slightly cordate, blade leathery, light green above, silvery grey and softly hairy underneath.
The _third glume_ is oblong-obovate, hyaline, thin, paleate with three yellow _anthers_ and two oblong-cuneate _lodicules_; _palea_ is narrow, oblong, obtuse.
The fifth, sixth and the seventh are cuneate, obovate and
The _first glume_ is shorter than the second glume, narrow, oblong, cuneate, 3-toothed with marginal hairs and tufts of hairs at about the middle at the back, 7-nerved all nerves running straight.
The _first glume_ in the awnless spikelets is coriaceous, oblong, cuneate, very sparsely hairy or glabrous, shorter than the second glume, 7-nerved, 5-toothed at the apex, two teeth being broader and shorter and three sharper and longer.
The _fifth_, _sixth_ and _seventh glumes_ are obovate-cuneate, 7 - to 9-nerved, paleate, flower-bearing and 3-lobed, the side lobes are acuminate and the central lobe is bifid and dorsally awned; palea is ovate-acute, 2-nerved and ciliolate.
The _spikelets_ are large about 1/4 inch long cuneate and bifarious.