xiphoid definition by Webster's New World
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Anat., Zool. shaped like a sword; ensiform
Origin: Classical Greek xiphoeides, sword-shaped ; from xiphos, sword plush eidēs, -oid
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xiphoid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Shaped like a sword.
- Of or relating to the xiphisternum.
Origin: Greek xiphoeidēs : xiphos, sword + -oeidēs, -oid.
xiphoid - Medical Definition