xiphoid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ξιφοειδής (ksiphoeidḗs).

Adjective[edit]

xiphoid (not comparable)

  1. Shaped like a sword, ensiform.
  2. Of or relating to the xiphisternum.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

xiphoid (plural xiphoids)

  1. (anatomy) The xiphoid process.
    • 2000, Kurt Schwenk, Feeding: Form, Function and Evolution in Tetrapod Vertebrates (page 466)
      In Asian pangolins the xiphoids are shorter []