falciform

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adjective fal·ci·form \ˈfal-sə-ˌfȯrm, ˈfȯl-\

Definition of falciform

  1. :  having the shape of a scythe or sickle

Origin and Etymology of falciform

Latin falc-, falx + English -iform


First Known Use: 1766


Medical Dictionary

falciform

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adjective fal·ci·form \ˈfal-sə-ˌfȯrm, ˈfȯl-\

Medical Definition of falciform

  1. :  having the shape of a scythe or sickle


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