Definition of “fusiform” - English Dictionary


“fusiform” in English

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uk /ˈfjuː.zɪ.fɔːm/ us /ˈfjuː.zɪˌfɔrm/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • A puncture with a sharp-edged, pointed knife leaves a fusiform or spindle-shaped wound. 
  • Antennae elongate, with a fusiform club much hooked at the extremity. 
  • Some were fusiform, others wedge-shaped, and others irregularly oblong. 
  • The finger becomes the seat of a swelling, which is more evident on the dorsal aspect, and, according to the distribution and extent of the disease, it is acorn-shaped, fusiform, or cylindrical. 

(Definition of “fusiform” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)