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pisiform

[pahy-suh-fawrm] /ˈpaɪ səˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
having the shape of a pea; pea-shaped.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < New Latin pisiformis, equivalent to pisi- (combining form representing Latin pisum pea) + -formis -form
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  • The fifth runs between the adjacent margins of the triangular and pisiform bones.
British Dictionary definitions for pisiform

pisiform

/ˈpɪsɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
(zoology, botany) resembling a pea
noun
2.
a small pealike bone on the ulnar side of the carpus
Word Origin
C18: via New Latin from Latin pīsum pea + forma shape
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pisiform in Medicine

pisiform pi·si·form (pī'sə-fôrm')
adj.
Resembling a pea in size or shape. n.
Pisiform bone.

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