Having a crescentic or sickle shape. SYN: falcate. [L. falx, sickle, + forma, form]

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fal·ci·form 'fal-sə-.fȯrm, 'fȯl- adj having the shape of a scythe or sickle

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fal·ci·form (falґsĭ-form) [falx + form] shaped like a sickle.

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