Anatomy, Zoology. sword-shaped; ensiform.
- post·xiph·oid, adjective
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How to use xiphoid in a sentence
The xiphoid cartilage is extraordinarily elongated into thin strips, which reach the pelvis and return.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia | Frank Evers Beddard
It is usually accompanied with painful sensations near the xiphoid cartilage or behind the sternum, or sometimes in the pharynx.
The xiphoid appendix, which is cartilaginous, is attached to the extremity of a long process of the last bone of the sternum.Artistic Anatomy of Animals | douard Cuyer
Two little girls were united from the xiphoid cartilage to the umbilicus.Curiosities of Medical Experience | J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
British Dictionary definitions for xiphoid
biology shaped like a sword
of or relating to the xiphisternum
Also called: xiphoid process Another name for xiphisternum
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