Ensiform cartilage
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 cartilage — n XIPHOID PROCESS * * * see xiphoid process * * * processus xiphoideus …   Medical dictionary

  • ensiform cartilage — Xiphisternum Xiph i*ster num, n.; pl. {Xiphisterna}. [NL., fr. Gr. xi fos a sword + sternum.] (Anat.) (a) The posterior segment, or extremity, of the sternum; sometimes called {metasternum}, {ensiform cartilage}, {ensiform process}, or {xiphoid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ensiform cartilage — noun or ensiform process also ensiform appendix : xiphoid process …   Useful english dictionary

  • ensiform cartilage — see xiphoid process …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ensiform process — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ensiform process — Xiphisternum Xiph i*ster num, n.; pl. {Xiphisterna}. [NL., fr. Gr. xi fos a sword + sternum.] (Anat.) (a) The posterior segment, or extremity, of the sternum; sometimes called {metasternum}, {ensiform cartilage}, {ensiform process}, or {xiphoid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ensiform appendix — noun see ensiform cartilage …   Useful english dictionary

  • ensiform process — noun see ensiform cartilage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cartilage — Firm, rubbery tissue that cushions bones at joints. A more flexible kind of cartilage connects muscles with bones and makes up other parts of the body, such as the larynx and the outside parts of the ears. * * * A connective tissue characterized… …   Medical dictionary

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