Ensiform
Ensiform En"si*form, a. [L. ensis sword + -form: cf. F. ensiforme.] Having the form of a sword blade; sword-shaped; as, an ensiform leaf. [1913 Webster]

{Ensiform cartilage}, & {Ensiform process}. (Anat.) See {Xiphisternum}. [1913 Webster]


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  • ensiform — ensifórm adj. m., pl. ensifórmi; f. sg. ensifórmă, pl. ensifórme Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  ENSIFÓRM, Ă adj. (Despre frunze) De forma unei săbii. [< fr. ensifo …   Dicționar Român

  • Ensiform — (lat.), schwertförmig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • ensiform — [en′si fôrm΄] adj. [< L ensis, sword (< IE * nsi s > Sans así ) + FORM] sword shaped, as an iris leaf; xiphoid …   English World dictionary

  • ensiform — adjective Etymology: French ensiforme, from Latin ensis sword + French forme form; akin to Sanskrit asi sword Date: 1541 having sharp edges and tapering to a slender point < ensiform leaves > see leaf illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ensiform — en•si•form [[t]ˈɛn səˌfɔrm[/t]] adj. bio sword shaped; xiphoid: an ensiform leaf[/ex] • Etymology: 1535–45; < L ēnsi(s) sword + form …   From formal English to slang

  • ensiform — adjective shaped like a sword blade the iris has an ensiform leaf • Syn: ↑sword shaped, ↑swordlike, ↑bladelike • Similar to: ↑simple, ↑unsubdivided …   Useful english dictionary

  • ensiform — adj. [L. ensis, sword; forma, shape] Sword shaped; two edged and tapering toward a point …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ensiform — /en seuh fawrm /, adj. sword shaped; xiphoid. [1535 45; < L ensi(s) sword + FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • ensiform — adjective shaped like a sword blade Syn: sword shaped …   Wiktionary

  • ensiform — SYN: xiphoid. [L. ensis, sword, + forma, appearance] * * * en·si·form en(t) sə .fȯrm adj having sharp edges and tapering to a slender point * * * en·si·form (enґsĭ form) [L. ensis sword + form] xiphoid (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

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