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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.

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]

xiphoid

(zĭf′oid′)
adj.
1. Shaped like a sword.
2. Of or relating to the xiphoid process.

xi·phoid

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

xiphoid

sword-shaped.
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We suggest the scanning steps as follows: (1) Put the transducer transversely just below the xiphoid process and locate the paired rectus abdominis and the linea alba.
After completing the dissection of Calot's triangle, a 5 mm telescope was introduced through sub xiphoid port and clips to cystic duct and artery were applied through umbilical port.
The standard length was defined as the vertical distance from the ground to 2 inches above the cane user's xiphoid process, following the sternum method outlined by La Grow and Weessies (1994).
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All cows and buffaloes was scanned comprehensively for physical examination which include examination of eye and vaginal mucous membrane, auscultation of heart and lung area on both side, intra-cardiac pinching on the xiphoid area, jugular vein distension and perrectal examination.
A 15 mm trocar was placed in the midline approximately 10 cm below the xiphoid. The Nathanson liver retractor was placed just below the xiphoid process and liver was retracted; (2) identification of distal point of transection of the stomach: the pylorus was identified using the prepyloric vein of Mayo as the marker.
Prophylactic use of antibiotics, parenteral nutrition, somatostatin, and narcotic drugs were used if needed according to the Chinese Acute Pancreatitis Practice Guideline.[sup][3] For patients in LHD group, LHD ointment, 50 g/application, was immediately applied from the xiphoid to the pubic symphysis, between the anterior axillary lines, covering the projection on the body surface of pancreas.
Then, the subject remained in the water for 60 min at the level of the xiphoid process at a pool temperature of 30 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C, which was followed by another 60 min in a seated recovery from the water.
For all sessions, subjects wore a HR monitor directly below the xiphoid process.
To obtain knowledge on the origins of the right and left femoral nerve, a horizontal incision at the level of the ventral midline was made from the xiphoid process of the sternum to the caudal margin of the pelvic symphysis and from this two other vertical incisions were made, one on each antimere until reaching the dorsal midline.
INTRODUCTION: The anterior abdominal wall is defined as the area between the xiphoid and the pubic symphysis, and both posterior axillary lines.
Three trocars were placed as in routine LC, a 10 mm trocar for 30-degree endoscope at umbilicus, a 12 mm trocar at midline below xiphoid for dissection and clip applier, a 5 mm trocar at right midclavicular line under costal margin for retracting grasper, and an extra 5 mm trocar at right anterior axillary line below costal margin sometimes required for better retraction.