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(esp of bundles of nerve fibres) shaped like a cord or rope; cordlike
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin restiformis, from Latin restis a rope + forma shape
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  • Exophthalmia in animals born of parents in which an injury to the restiform body had produced that protrusion of the eyeball.

  • The restiform columns derived from spinal fibres enter the cerebellum and terminate chiefly in its hemispheres.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
restiform in Medicine

restiform res·ti·form (rěs'tə-fôrm')
Having the shape of a rope; ropelike.

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