cuneus

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cuneus

1. One of the wedge-shaped sections for spectators in an ancient theater.
2. Same as voussoir or wedge.
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A cavea continha doze filas de assentos divididos em dois blocos horizontais: a zona inferior continha tres cunei, e a superior, quatro.
(24) The group that was sensitive to discomfort glare had an increased BOLD response localised at three discrete bilateral cortical locations: in the cunei, the lingual gyri and in the superior parietal lobules.
The Taylor Prism, discovered in 1830 and purchased by the British Museum in 1855, is one of the earliest cunei form artifacts, dating from 691 BCE.