fusiform

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English[edit]

Muscle shapes, fusiform on the left

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fusus (spindle) + -iform.

Adjective[edit]

fusiform (comparative more fusiform, superlative most fusiform)

  1. (chiefly botany, zoology) Shaped like a spindle with yarn spun on it; having round or roundish cross-section and tapering at each end.

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