pyramidal


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pyramidal \Py*ram`i*dal\, a. [Cf. F. pyramidal.]
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   1. Of or pertaining to a pyramid; in the form of a a pyramid;
      pyramidical; as, pyramidal cleavage.
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            The mystic obelisks stand up
            Triangular, pyramidal.                --Mrs.
                                                  Browning.
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   2. (Crystallog.) Same as Tetragonal.
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   Pyramidal numbers (Math.), certain series of figurate
      numbers expressing the number of balls or points that may
      be arranged in the form of pyramids. Thus 1, 4, 10, 20,
      35, etc., are triangular pyramidal numbers; and 1, 5, 14,
      30, 55, etc., are square pyramidal numbers.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pyramidal \Py*ram"i*dal\, n. (Anat.)
   One of the carpal bones. See Cuneiform, n., 2
   (b) .
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cuneiform \Cu*ne"i*form\, Cuniform \Cu"ni*form\, n.
   1. The wedge-shaped characters used in ancient Persian and
      Assyrian inscriptions. --I. Taylor (The Alphabet).
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   2. (Anat.)
      (a) One of the three tarsal bones supporting the first,
          second third metatarsals. They are usually designated
          as external, middle, and internal, or ectocuniform,
          mesocuniform, and entocuniform, respectively.
      (b) One of the carpal bones usually articulating with the
          ulna; -- called also pyramidal and ulnare.
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