- (esp of bundles of nerve fibres) shaped like a cord or rope; cordlike
C19: from New Latin restiformis, from Latin restis a rope + forma shape
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Examples from the Web for restiform
Exophthalmia in animals born of parents in which an injury to the restiform body had produced that protrusion of the eyeball.Essays on Life, Art and Science
The restiform columns derived from spinal fibres enter the cerebellum and terminate chiefly in its hemispheres.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
- Having the shape of a rope; ropelike.
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