Restiform

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Restiform (Anat) Formed like a rope; -- applied especially to several ropelike bundles or masses of fibers on the dorsal side of the medulla oblongata.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • restiform Corded or cord-like: specifically, in anatomy, noting a part of the medulla oblongata, called the corpus restiforme, or restiform body.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Restiform res′ti-form cord-like
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. restis, rope + -form,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. restis, a net, forma, form.

Usage

In literature:

Exophthalmia in animals born of parents in which an injury to the restiform body had produced that protrusion of the eyeball.
"Essays on Life, Art and Science" by Samuel Butler
Exophthalmia in animals born of parents in which an injury to the restiform body had produced that protrusion of the eyeball.
"The Humour of Homer and Other Essays" by Samuel Butler
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