xiphoid

noun
xi·​phoid | \ ˈzī-ˌfȯid How to pronounce xiphoid (audio) , ˈzi- How to pronounce xiphoid (audio) \

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xiphoid adjective

First Known Use of xiphoid

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for xiphoid

New Latin xiphoides, from Greek xiphoeidēs, from xiphos

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The first known use of xiphoid was circa 1860

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“Xiphoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xiphoid. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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xiphoid

noun
xi·​phoid | \ ˈzī-ˌfȯid How to pronounce xiphoid (audio) , ˈzif-ˌȯid How to pronounce xiphoid (audio) \

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