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Fusiform


/ˈfyo͞ozəˌfôrm/

Adjective

1. Tapering at both ends; spindle-shaped. (Google Dictionary)

2. Shaped like a spindle with yarn spinned on it; having round or roundish cross-section and tapering at each end. (wiktionary.org)

3. Spindle-shaped, that is being wide in the middle while narrowing or tapering at both ends. (biology-online.org)

4. A body shape common to many aquatic animals, characterized by being tapered at both the head and the tail. (wikipedia.org)

Syn: spindle-shaped, cigar-shaped

Word origin: From Latin fusus (“spindle”) + –iform.


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