Fusiform

Fusiform
Formed like a spindle, wider in the middle and tapering toward the ends. An aneurysm may be fusiform. The word “fusiform” comes from the Latin “fusus” meaning “spindle.”
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Spindle-shaped; tapering at both ends. [L. fusus, a spindle, + forma, form]

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fu·si·form 'fyü-zə-.fȯrm adj tapering toward each end <\fusiform bacteria> <a \fusiform aneurysm>

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adj.
spindle-shaped; tapering at both ends.

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fu·si·form (fuґzĭ-form) [fus- + form] shaped like a spindle; tapered at each end.

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