fusome

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *fussom, equivalent to fouse (eager; ready) +‎ -some.

Adjective[edit]

fusome (comparative more fusome, superlative most fusome)

  1. (Britain, dialect, obsolete) handy
  2. (Britain, dialect, obsolete) neat; handsome
  3. (Britain, dialect, obsolete) notable
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

fuse +‎ -ome?

Noun[edit]

fusome (plural fusomes)

  1. (biology) A germ cell-specific organelle assembled from membrane skeletal proteins and membranous vesicles