falciform

adjective

fal·​ci·​form ˈfal-sə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce falciform (audio) ˈfȯl- How to pronounce falciform (audio)
: having the shape of a scythe or sickle

Word History

Etymology

Latin falc-, falx + English -iform

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of falciform was in 1766

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Cite this Entry

“Falciform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falciform. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

falciform

adjective
fal·​ci·​form ˈfal-sə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce falciform (audio) ˈfȯl- How to pronounce falciform (audio)
: having the shape of a scythe or sickle
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