Restiform
Restiform Res"ti*form (r?s"t?*f?rm), a.[L. restis rope + -form.] (Anat.) Formed like a rope; -- applied especially to several ropelike bundles or masses of fibers on the dorsal side of the medulla oblongata. [1913 Webster]

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  • restiform — [res′tə fôrm΄] adj. 〚ModL restiformis < L restis, rope (for IE base see RUSH2) + formis, FORM〛 ropelike or cordlike; specif., designating either of two cordlike bundles of nerve fibers (restiform bodies) connecting the medulla oblongata with each …   Universalium

  • restiform — [res′tə fôrm΄] adj. [ModL restiformis < L restis, rope (for IE base see RUSH2) + formis, FORM] ropelike or cordlike; specif., designating either of two cordlike bundles of nerve fibers (restiform bodies) connecting the medulla oblongata with… …   English World dictionary

  • restiform — /resˈti förm/ adjective Cordlike ORIGIN: L restis a cord, and fōrma form …   Useful english dictionary

  • restiform — adj. [L. restis, rope; forma, form] Shaped like a rope or cord; prominent cordlike masses …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • restiform — Ropelike; rope shaped; referring to the r. body, the larger (lateral) part of the inferior cerebellar peduncle; contains fibers from the spinal cord (spinocerebellar) and medulla (cuneo , olivo , reticulocerebellar, etc.) to cerebellum. [L.… …   Medical dictionary

  • restiform — shaped like a cord Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • restiform — adj. resembling a cord, cord like (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • restiform — res·ti·form …   English syllables

  • restiform body — ˈrestəˌfȯrm noun Etymology: Latin restis rope, cord + English form more at rush : either of a pair of prominent bands of nerve fibers on the dorsal surface of the medulla oblongata that form part of the lateral boundaries of the fourth ventricle …   Useful english dictionary

  • restiform body — /res teuh fawrm /, Anat. a cordlike bundle of nerve fibers lying on each side of the medulla oblongata and connecting it with the cerebellum. [1825 35; restiform < NL restiformis, equiv. to L resti , comb. form of restis rope + formis FORM] * * * …   Universalium

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