AskDefine | Define fusiform

Dictionary Definition

fusiform adj : tapering at each end [syn: spindle-shaped, cigar-shaped]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Adjective

fusiform
  1. Shaped like a spindle; tapering at each end.

Translations

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Fusiform means having a spindle-like shape that is wide in the middle and tapers at both ends.
  • Aneurysms can be classified as saccular or fusiform
  • In botany, a fusiform cell or other plant structure is spindle-like and tapers at both ends
  • Many species of water-dwelling animals have a fusiform body, eg fish and molluscs,
  • The fusiform gyrus is part of the temporal lobe of the brain
  • The fusiform face area (FFA) is a part of the human visual system which seems to specialize in facial recognition
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1