pisiform

adjective
pi·​si·​form | \ ˈpī-sə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce pisiform (audio) \

Definition of pisiform

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: resembling a pea in size or shape

pisiform

noun

Definition of pisiform (Entry 2 of 2)

: a bone on the ulnar side of the carpus in most mammals

First Known Use of pisiform

Adjective

1753, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pisiform

Adjective

Latin pisum pea + English -iform — more at pea

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“Pisiform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pisiform. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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More Definitions for pisiform

pisiform

adjective
pi·​si·​form | \ ˈpī-sə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce pisiform (audio) \

Medical Definition of pisiform

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: resembling a pea in size or shape pisiform granules

pisiform

noun
variants: or pisiform bone

Medical Definition of pisiform (Entry 2 of 2)

: a bone on the little-finger side of the carpus that articulates with the triquetral bone

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