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  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


  • 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


  1. Curved and tapering to a point; sickle-shaped.
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