fusiform

adjective fu·si·form \ ˈfyü-zə-ˌfȯrm \

Definition of fusiform

: tapering toward each end
  • fusiform bacteria

Origin and Etymology of fusiform

borrowed from New Latin fūsifōrmis, from Latin fūsus "spindle" (of obscure origin) + -i- -i- + -fōrmis -form


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fusiform

adjective fu·si·form \ ˈfyü-zə-ˌfȯrm \

medical Definition of fusiform

: tapering toward each end
  • fusiform bacteria
  • a fusiform aneurysm

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