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falciform

[fal-suh-fawrm]
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adjective
  1. sickle-shaped; falcate.
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Origin of falciform

1760–70; < Latin falci- (stem of falx) sickle + -form
Related formssub·fal·ci·form, adjective
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Examples from the Web for falciform

Historical Examples

  • The attachment of the falciform ligament is continued down it.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 7

    Various

  • There was a certain grandeur about his great, dark visage, his falciform nose and meaty jowls as he stood there.

    The Marooner

    Charles A. Stearns

  • The second, from Paul, shows that the blade was falciform and was operated in the manner I have stated.

  • There is no trace of the Mongolian falciform fold, and the transverse axis is perfectly horizontal.

    The Manbos of Mindano

    John M. Garvan


falciform in Medicine

falciform

(fălsə-fôrm′)
adj.
  1. Curved and tapering to a point; sickle-shaped.
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