ensiform


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xiphoid

 [zif´oid, zi´foid]
1. sword-shaped; called also ensiform.
2. xiphoid process.
Locating the xiphoid process. From Stein et al., 2000.
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xi·phoid

(zi'foyd), [TA] Avoid the misspelling xyphoid.
Sword-shaped; applied especially to the xiphoid process.
Synonym(s): ensiform, gladiate, mucronate
[xipho- + G. eidos, appearance]
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xi·phoid

(zī'foyd) [TA]
Sword-shaped; applied especially to the xiphoid process.
Synonym(s): ensiform.
[xipho- + G. eidos, appearance]
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ensiform

Shaped like a broad sword blade or leaf.
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