Cuboid bone
The cuboid bone is the outer bone in the instep of the foot. It is called the cuboid bone because it is shaped like a cube. The cuboid bone articulates posteriorly (it has a joint in back) with the calcaneus (the heel bone) and anteriorly (it has joints in front) with the 4th and 5th metatarsals (bones just behind the 4th and 5th toes).

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the outer bone of the tarsus, which articulates with the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones in front and with the calcaneus (heel bone) behind.

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os cuboideum.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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