falciform

falciform

[fal-suh-fawrm]
adjective
sickle-shaped; falcate.

Origin:
1760–70; < Latin falci- (stem of falx) sickle + -form

subfalciform, adjective
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falcate or falciform (ˈfælkeɪt, ˈfælsɪˌfɔːm)
 
adj
biology shaped like a sickle
 
[C19: from Latin falcātus, from falx sickle]
 
falciform or falciform
 
adj
 
[C19: from Latin falcātus, from falx sickle]

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falciform fal·ci·form (fāl'sə-fôrm')
adj.
Curved and tapering to a point; sickle-shaped.

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