falciform

[fal-suh-fawrm]
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adjective

sickle-shaped; falcate.

Origin of falciform

1760–70; < Latin falci- (stem of falx) sickle + -form
Related formssub·fal·ci·form, adjective
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falciform in Medicine

falciform

[fălsə-fôrm′]

adj.

Curved and tapering to a point; sickle-shaped.
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