fusiform

adjective
fu·​si·​form | \ ˈfyü-zə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce fusiform (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fusiform. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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fusiform

adjective
fu·​si·​form | \ ˈfyü-zə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce fusiform (audio) \

Medical Definition of fusiform

: tapering toward each end fusiform bacteria a fusiform aneurysm

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