follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

restiform

/ˈrɛstɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
(esp of bundles of nerve fibres) shaped like a cord or rope; cordlike
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin restiformis, from Latin restis a rope + forma shape
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for restiform
Historical Examples
  • The restiform columns derived from spinal fibres enter the cerebellum and terminate chiefly in its hemispheres.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • Exophthalmia in animals born of parents in which an injury to the restiform body had produced that protrusion of the eyeball.

restiform in Medicine

restiform res·ti·form (rěs'tə-fôrm')
adj.
Having the shape of a rope; ropelike.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for restiform

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for restiform