Meaning of obcuneate in English:

obcuneate

adjective

Botany
  • Wedge-shaped.

    In dictionaries and botanical glossaries the term is usually interpreted as ‘inversely cuneate’, which would denote a wedge shape with the broader end at the base. In practice the term also appears to be a synonym of cuneate or cuneiform, perhaps by analogy with terms such as obconical, obcordate and obovate, which indicate a shape narrower at the base.

Pronunciation

obcuneate

/ɒbˈkjuːnɪeɪt/ /ɒbˈkjuːnɪət/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Hooker (1817–1911), botanist. From ob- + cuneate, probably after scientific Latin obcuneatus.