Definition of Fusiform

1. Adjective. Tapering at each end.

Exact synonyms: Cigar-shaped, Spindle-shaped
Similar to: Pointed

Definition of Fusiform

1. a. Shaped like a spindle; tapering at each end; as, a fusiform root; a fusiform cell.

Definition of Fusiform

1. Adjective. (chiefly botany zoology) Shaped like a spindle; tapering at each end. ¹

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Definition of Fusiform

1. tapering toward each end [adj]

Medical Definition of Fusiform

1. Spindle-shaped, i.e. Narrower at both ends than at the centre. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fusiform

fushi tarazu
fushi tarazu gene
fusible metal
fusidate sodium
fusidic acid
fusiform (current term)
fusiform aneurysm
fusiform cataract
fusiform cells of cerebral cortex
fusiform gyri
fusiform gyrus
fusiform gyruses
fusiform layer
fusiform muscle

Literary usage of Fusiform

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1. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1900)
"V. THE fusiform ELEMENTS. I believe that AB MacCallum was the first one to determine satisfactorily that the fusiform elements, or corpuscles ..."

2. Outlines of Oryctology: An Introduction to the Study of Fossil Organic by James Parkinson (1830)
"... with smooth narrow ribs ; base short— with a mammillary termination. striatulus.. fusiform and turreted ; the turns flat on their tops small. ..."

3. Clinical lectures on the principles and practice of medicine by John Hughes Bennett (1867)
"At other times cells are formed, which elongate, become fusiform, split «p, ... The same, hypertrophiée! from great increase in size of its fusiform cells. ..."

4. Catalogue of the Specimens of Heteropterous-Hemiptera in the Collection of by Francis Walker (1873)
"Bright red, fusiform. Head fusiform, longer than the fore lohe of the prothorax; ... Head fusiform, much longer than the fure lohe of the prothorax ..."

5. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1915)
"The anaerobic cultures from the hemorrhagic area in the skin remain sterile while those from the lesions in the appendix give colon bacilli, fusiform ..."

6. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen, Marcus Beck, Raymond Johnson (1895)
"Occasionally, the dilatation is fusiform, extending over some length of the ... fusiform Aneurism o( Basilar Artery laid open. The disease would appear to ..."

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