ensiform

[ en-suh-fawrm ]
/ ˈɛn səˌfɔrm /

adjective

sword-shaped; xiphoid.

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Origin of ensiform

1535–45; < Latin ēnsi(s) sword + -form
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British Dictionary definitions for ensiform

ensiform
/ (ˈɛnsɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective

biology shaped like a sword bladeensiform leaves

Word Origin for ensiform

C16: from Latin ensis sword
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Medical definitions for ensiform

ensiform
[ ĕnsə-fôrm′ ]

adj.

Sword-shaped; xiphoid.
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