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fusiform

[fyoo-zuh-fawrm] /ˈfyu zəˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
spindle-shaped; rounded and tapering from the middle toward each end, as some roots.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; < Latin fūs(us) spindle + -i- + -form
Related forms
subfusiform, adjective
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fusiform

/ˈfjuːzɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
elongated and tapering at both ends; spindle-shaped
Word Origin
C18: from Latin fūsus spindle
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Word Origin and History for more subfusiform
fusiform
1746, from L. fusus spindle (see fuse (n.)) + -form.
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more subfusiform in Medicine

fusiform fu·si·form (fyōō'zə-fôrm')
adj.
Tapering at each end; spindle-shaped.

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