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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

/xiph·oid/ (zif´oid) (zi´foid)
1. ensiform; sword-shaped.

xiphoid

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

xiphoid

[zif′oid]
Etymology: Gk, xiphos, sword, eidos, form
1 shaped like a sword.
2 See 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.

xiphoid

1. sword-shaped; ensiform.
2. xiphoid process.

xiphoid process
the pointed process of cartilage, supported by a core of bone, connected with the posterior end of the body of the sternum.
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Right when one of the boys was being prepared for his circumcision, a young man with a gunshot wound just below his xiphoid was carried into the ER with low blood pressure and rapid heart rate.
The port de bras (movement of the upper extremities) correspondingly moved from fifth position en bas (arms hanging down in oval shape), to first position (arms held in oval shape at the level of the xiphoid process), then to second arabesque (gesture arm, ipsilateral to the gesture leg, is forward), followed by return to the initial position.
Recently, a subcostal injection technique was described by Hebbard et al, in which local anaesthetic is delivered in the same plane with the insertion of the needle at the xiphoid and the needle path parallel to the costal margin (15).
The hand strike technique for longer distances was with the palm of the hand targeting the nose, the xiphoid process and the groin.
The xiphoid cartilage of 3 weeks old White Leghorn chicks, rendered lathyritic by administration of b-aminopropionitrile fumarate (BAPN), can be used as the source of chick type II collagen [40].
Sixty minutes after administration of the drugs/vehicle, the animals were anaesthetized using anaesthetic ether and a midline incision was made just below the xiphoid process.
Omphalocele was 5x5 cm, sternum was 3cm, xiphoid process was not present and both lungs were hypoplastic (2 lobes on the right, 3 lobes on the left with primitive upper lobe).
What does something resemble if it is xiphoid shaped?
The negative lead of the transmitter was sutured to the upper right pectoris muscle near the shoulder, and the positive lead was sutured to the left lateral side of the xiphoid process.
In all cases, these poems work almost like metaphorical definitions of these strange anatomical features, such as "The Xiphoid Process," which you transform from a part of the sternum to "a single stalactite drip[ping] / onto the head of a blind fish / that shudders like a weak fish," or the Perineum, which, well, I'll just quote you, is "the area in front of the anus / extending to the genitals" and which becomes, in your most deft imagination, "the necessary expanse / between desire and duty
Left of xiphoid (hiatal hernia syndrome (HHS) point--see Figures 2 and 3)
Waist circumference was measured at the narrowest part of the torso (above the umbilicus and below the xiphoid process); hip circumference at the maximal girth of the buttocks-hip area, above the gluteal fold.