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fusiform

EnglishEdit

Muscle shapes, fusiform on the left

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fusus (spindle) + -iform.

AdjectiveEdit

fusiform (comparative more fusiform, superlative most fusiform)

  1. (chiefly botany, zoology) Shaped like a spindle with yarn spun on it; having round or roundish cross-section and tapering at each end.

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