xiphoid

noun

xi·​phoid ˈzī-ˌfȯid How to pronounce xiphoid (audio) ˈzi- How to pronounce xiphoid (audio)
xiphoid adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin xiphoides, from Greek xiphoeidēs, from xiphos

First Known Use

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

xiphoid

noun
xiphoid adjective
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