post-xiphoid

xiphoid

[zif-oid]
adjective
1.
Anatomy, Zoology. sword-shaped; ensiform.
noun
2.
the xiphisternum.

Origin:
1740–50; < Neo-Latin xiphoīdēs < Greek xiphoeidḗs swordlike, equivalent to xíph(os) sword + -oeidēs -oid

postxiphoid, adjective
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xiphoid (ˈzɪfɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  biology shaped like a sword
2.  of or relating to the xiphisternum
 
n
3.  Another name for xiphisternum Also called: xiphoid process
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek, from xiphos sword + eidos form]

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xiphoid xiph·oid (zĭf'oid')
adj.
Sword-shaped.

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