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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.
    Fusobacteria are fusiform bacilli (spindled rods).

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