/ (ˈrɛstɪˌfɔːm) /


(esp of bundles of nerve fibres) shaped like a cord or rope; cordlike


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Word Origin for restiform

C19: from New Latin restiformis, from Latin restis a rope + forma shape
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Example sentences from the Web for restiform

  • The restiform columns derived from spinal fibres enter the cerebellum and terminate chiefly in its hemispheres.

    Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
  • Exophthalmia in animals born of parents in which an injury to the restiform body had produced that protrusion of the eyeball.

Medical definitions for restiform

[ rĕstə-fôrm′ ]


Having the shape of a rope; ropelike.
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