ensiform

ensiform
ensiform [en′si fôrm΄]
adj.
[< L ensis, sword (< IE * nsi-s > Sans así-) + -FORM]
sword-shaped, as an iris leaf; xiphoid

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  • Ensiform — En si*form, a. [L. ensis sword + form: cf. F. ensiforme.] Having the form of a sword blade; sword shaped; as, an ensiform leaf. [1913 Webster] {Ensiform cartilage}, & {Ensiform process}. (Anat.) See {Xiphisternum}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ensiform — ensifórm adj. m., pl. ensifórmi; f. sg. ensifórmă, pl. ensifórme Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  ENSIFÓRM, Ă adj. (Despre frunze) De forma unei săbii. [< fr. ensifo …   Dicționar Român

  • Ensiform — (lat.), schwertförmig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • ensiform — adjective Etymology: French ensiforme, from Latin ensis sword + French forme form; akin to Sanskrit asi sword Date: 1541 having sharp edges and tapering to a slender point < ensiform leaves > see leaf illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ensiform — en•si•form [[t]ˈɛn səˌfɔrm[/t]] adj. bio sword shaped; xiphoid: an ensiform leaf[/ex] • Etymology: 1535–45; < L ēnsi(s) sword + form …   From formal English to slang

  • ensiform — adjective shaped like a sword blade the iris has an ensiform leaf • Syn: ↑sword shaped, ↑swordlike, ↑bladelike • Similar to: ↑simple, ↑unsubdivided …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ensiform cartilage — Ensiform En si*form, a. [L. ensis sword + form: cf. F. ensiforme.] Having the form of a sword blade; sword shaped; as, an ensiform leaf. [1913 Webster] {Ensiform cartilage}, & {Ensiform process}. (Anat.) See {Xiphisternum}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ensiform process — Ensiform En si*form, a. [L. ensis sword + form: cf. F. ensiforme.] Having the form of a sword blade; sword shaped; as, an ensiform leaf. [1913 Webster] {Ensiform cartilage}, & {Ensiform process}. (Anat.) See {Xiphisternum}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ensiform appendix — n XIPHOID PROCESS …   Medical dictionary

  • ensiform cartilage — n XIPHOID PROCESS * * * see xiphoid process * * * processus xiphoideus …   Medical dictionary

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