Definitions for xiphoidˈzɪf ɔɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

xiph•oidˈzɪf ɔɪd(adj.)

  1. Zool. sword-shaped; ensiform.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

Origin of xiphoid:

1740–50; < Gk xiphoeidḗs swordlike =xíph(os) sword +-oeidēs -oid


  1. xiphoid(Adjective)

    Shaped like a sword, ensiform.

  2. xiphoid(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to the xiphisternum.

  3. Origin: From ξιφοειδής.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Xiphoid(adj)

    like a sword; ensiform

  2. Xiphoid(adj)

    of or pertaining to the xiphoid process; xiphoidian


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