ensiform

adjective

en·​si·​form ˈen(t)-sə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce ensiform (audio)
: having sharp edges and tapering to a slender point
ensiform leaves
see leaf illustration

Word History

Etymology

French ensiforme, from Latin ensis sword + French -forme -form; akin to Sanskrit asi sword

First Known Use

1541, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ensiform was in 1541

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Cite this Entry

“Ensiform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ensiform. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

ensiform

adjective
en·​si·​form ˈen(t)-sə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce ensiform (audio)
: having sharp edges and tapering to a slender point
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