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 for Cuneiform
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cuneiform \Cu*ne"i*form\ (k?-n?"?-f?rm), Cuniform \Cu"ni*form\
     (k?"n?-f?rm), a. [L. cuneus a wedge + -form: cf. F.
     cunei-forme. See Coin.]
     1. Wedge-shaped; as, a cuneiform bone; -- especially applied
        to the wedge-shaped or arrowheaded characters of ancient
        Persian and Assyrian inscriptions. See Arrowheaded.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Pertaining to, or versed in, the ancient wedge-shaped
        characters, or the inscriptions in them. "A cuneiform
        scholar." --Rawlinson.
        [1913 Webster] Cuneiform

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).
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cuneiform
      adj 1: shaped like a wedge [syn: wedge-shaped, cuneal,
             cuneiform]
      2: of or relating to the tarsal bones (or other wedge-shaped
         bones)
      n 1: an ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia and
           Persia

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "cuneiform":
     arrowhead, character, cuneate, cuneated, deltoid,
     demotic character, determinative, grammalogue, hieratic symbol,
     hieroglyph, hieroglyphic, hieroglyphics, hiragana, ideogram,
     ideograph, kana, katakana, logogram, logograph, ogham, oxygonal,
     phonetic, phonetic symbol, pictogram, pictograph, radical, rune,
     shorthand, triangular, trigonal, trilateral, wedge, word letter
  
  

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