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pisiform

[pahy-suh-fawrm]
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adjective
  1. having the shape of a pea; pea-shaped.

Origin of pisiform

1760–70; < New Latin pisiformis, equivalent to pisi- (combining form representing Latin pisum pea1) + -formis -form
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Examples from the Web for pisiform

Historical Examples

  • The bones of the proximal row are the radiale, the ulnare, and the pisiform.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The pisiform is large and several other sesamoid bones occur.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The pisiform also is well developed, but there is no radial sesamoid.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The pisiform is called the hooked bone in some veterinary anatomies.

  • The pisiform bone, situated at the external part of the first row of bone, is prominent posteriorly.


British Dictionary definitions for pisiform

pisiform

adjective
  1. zoology botany resembling a pea
noun
  1. a small pealike bone on the ulnar side of the carpus

Word Origin

C18: via New Latin from Latin pīsum pea + forma shape
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pisiform in Medicine

pisiform

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Resembling a pea in size or shape.
n.
  1. Pisiform bone.
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