fusiform

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

Definition of fusiform 

: tapering toward each end fusiform bacteria

First Known Use of fusiform

1746, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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