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1. the cubelike bone of the foot; the outer distal bone of the tarsus
2. Maths a geometric solid whose six faces are rectangles; rectangular parallelepiped
The outermost distal tarsal bone in vertebrates.
Main vein of the wing in many insects, particularly the flies (Diptera).
(science and technology)
Nearly cubic in shape.
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Significant differences were also observed for the magnitude of plantar pressure under the first metatarsal heads (mask 3), cuboid bone (mask 4), and navicular bone (mask 5).
Results suggest lower distribution under cuboid bone by 100% and under first metatarsal head by 151% in flat feet subjects.
As the cuboid bone
is part of the fifth ray joining the forefoot to the calcaneus, the limited movement of the calcaneo-cuboid joint or joints between the fourth and fifth metatarsals and the cuboid may lead to decreased ability to rise onto demi-pointe or full pointe.