Definition of “xiphoid” - English Dictionary

“xiphoid” in British English

See all translations

xiphoidadjective

uk /ˈzɪf.ɔɪd/ us /ˈzɪf.ɔɪd/ specialized

shaped like a sword (= a weapon used in the past with a long, sharp metal blade)

relating to the xiphoid process (= a lower part of the long, flat bone in the centre of the chest)

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

Browse