falciform

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj falciform curved like a sickle "a falcate leaf","falcate claws","the falcate moon"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Falciform Having the shape of a scithe or sickle; resembling a reaping hook; as, the falciform ligatment of the liver.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • falciform Sickle-shaped; falcate.
    • falciform Either one of the horns or falcate edges of the saphenous opening of the fascia lata of the thigh.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Falciform sickle-shaped
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. falx, falcis, a sickle + -form,: cf. F. falciforme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. fauchon, through Low L., from L. falx, a sickle.

Usage

In literature:

A double falciform ejection of water vapour from under the kettlelid at both sides simultaneously.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Falciform: curved like a sickle.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
H. The iliac part of the fascia lata; h, the upper cornu of its falciform process.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
They also are falciform, but one extremity is rounded, the other pointed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
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