Xiphoid definition

zĭfoid
Shaped like a sword.
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Of or relating to the xiphoid process.
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(anat., zool.) Shaped like a sword; ensiform.
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Shaped like a sword.
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Relating to the xiphoid process.
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Shaped like a sword, ensiform.
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Of, or relating to the xiphisternum.
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(anatomy) The xiphoid process.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
xiphoid
Plural:
xiphoids

Origin of xiphoid

  • Greek xiphoeidēs xiphos sword -oeidēs -oid

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

  • From Ancient Greek ξιφοειδής (xiphoeidÄ“s).

    From Wiktionary