Fusiform meaning

fyo͝ozə-fôrm
Tapering at each end; spindle-shaped.
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Tapering at each end; spindle-shaped.
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Rounded, broadest in the middle, and tapering toward each end; spindle-shaped.
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(chiefly botany, zoology) Shaped like a spindle with yarn spun on it; having round or roundish cross-section and tapering at each end.
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Origin of fusiform

  • Latin fūsus spindle –form

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin fusus (“spindle”) + -iform.

    From Wiktionary