Definition of cubital in English:

cubital

adjective

  • 1Anatomy
    Of the forearm or the elbow.

    ‘the cubital vein’
    • ‘The cubital fossa (anterior surface of the elbow) was palpated and the median cubital vein was readily located, facilitated by the Sailor repeatedly making a fist.’
    • ‘We took blood from the radial artery and the median cubital vein.’
    • ‘The ulnar nerve passes medial to the olecranon process and behind the medial epicondyle in the cubital tunnel.’
    • ‘Placement of the cuff for brachial pressure measurement was approximately 3 cm above the cubital fossa.’
    • ‘We drew peripheral blood samples from the cubital vein immediately before the treatment and two hours after the treatment.’
  • 2Entomology
    Of the cubitus.

    ‘The possibility of a close relationship with the Sciaridae is raised by the extreme cubital displacement towards the base of the wing in the New Jersey amber genus Archimelzira.’
    ‘Hence, the basal displacement of the cubital veins of Archimelzira is convergent with Sciaridae and basal Cecidomyiidae like Catotricha Edwards, 1938.’

Origin

Late Middle English from Latin cubitalis, from cubitus ‘cubit’.

Pronunciation

cubital

/ˈkjuːbɪt(ə)l/