Origin of pisiform

1760–70; < New Latin pisiformis, equivalent to pisi- (combining form representing Latin pisum pea1) + -formis -form
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British Dictionary definitions for pisiform


  1. zoology botany resembling a pea
  1. a small pealike bone on the ulnar side of the carpus

Word Origin for pisiform

C18: via New Latin from Latin pīsum pea + forma shape
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pisiform in Medicine


  1. Resembling a pea in size or shape.
  1. Pisiform bone.
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