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fusiform

 [fu´zĭ-form]
shaped like a spindle; long and thin with tapering ends.

fu·si·form

(fyū'si-fōrm),
Spindle-shaped; tapering at both ends.
[L. fusus, a spindle, + forma, form]

fusiform

/fu·si·form/ (-form) shaped like a spindle; tapered at each end.

fusiform

(fyo͞o′zə-fôrm′)
adj.
Tapering at each end; spindle-shaped.

fusiform

[fyo̅o̅′sifôrm]
Etymology: L, fusus, spindle, forma, form
a structure that is tapered at both ends.

fusiform

adjective Referring to cells which are tapered at both ends; spindled.

fusiform

adjective Elongated, spindled, string-like

fu·si·form

(fyū'si-fōrm)
Spindle-shaped; tapering at both ends.
[L. fusus, a spindle, + forma, form]

fusiform

Spindle-shaped. Tapering to a point at each end.

fusiform

(of plant structures) spindle-shaped.

fusiform

spindle-shaped; tapering at both ends

fusiform

spindle-shaped.
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Kanwisher's group, along with others, ran experiments using a noninvasive technique known as transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, to interfere with brain activity near the fusiform face area while subjects were viewing faces.
Fusiform rust needs living tissue, while the fungus that causes pitch canker depends on a toxin to kill plant tissues so that it can feed on the dead material.
RWA1 (eigenvalue 180) explained 38% of the total variation among individuals and had positive loadings for small, robust shape and negative loadings of large, fusiform and elongate shape (r = -0.
It is often claimed that the fusiform area of the temporal lobe is responsible for facial recognition, but, because it is only one of the centers in a vast network of connecting tracts, it would be more appropriate to state that this area plays an important integrating role.
This may be due to the fact that the sporocyte is only slightly lobed and the polar cleavage furrows do not influence the poles of the fusiform spindle.
The diffuse fusiform nature of the lesions precludes surgical or endovascular intervention.
In some carcinomatous areas, the invasive glands and papillae were admixed with and often merged with a distinct proliferation of spindled, fusiform, and epithelioid cells with scant eosinophilic cytoplasm that were embedded within a hyalinized, collagenous stroma, which imparted a corded pattern reminiscent of that seen in sex cord-stromal tumors (Figure 1, A, top right, and C).
Activation of the middle fusiform "face area" increases with expertise in recognizing novel objects.
When he first presented to me he'd had about 6 months of hand swelling and pain, and by the time I met him he had fusiform swelling of all his PIPs.
For general readers, Bright, a freelance author, scriptwriter, and former TV producer from the UK, describes shark biology and behavior; shark fossils and history, including primitive sharks living today (the goblin shark, frilled shark, sixgill and sevengill sharks, sleeper sharks, and megamouth); the great white shark and its relatives; requiem sharks and hammerheads; sharks without the typical fusiform shape, including flat sharks, camouflaged sharks, the dogfish, the whale shark, and catsharks; and their interactions with people, including attacks and conservation.
Functional MR showed improved blood flow in three brain regions involved with encoding and memorization of nonverbal associations: the right lingual gyrus, the occipital fusiform gyrus, and the right frontal pole.
Diffuse intracranial fusiform aneurysmal vasculopathy has been described in association with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, although much more frequently in children than in adults.