ensiform

[en-suh-fawrm]

Origin of ensiform

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

ensiform

adjective
  1. biology shaped like a sword bladeensiform leaves

Word Origin for ensiform

C16: from Latin ensis sword
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ensiform in Medicine

ensiform

[ĕnsə-fôrm′]
adj.
  1. Sword-shaped; xiphoid.
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