Origin of restiformModern Latin restiformis ; from Classical Latin restis, rope (for Indo-European base see rush) + -formis, -form
(comparative more restiform, superlative most restiform)
- (anatomy) Formed like a rope; applied especially to several rope-like bundles or masses of fibres on the dorsal side of the medulla oblongata.
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Latin restis rope + -form.