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Webster 1913 Edition


Xiphoid

Xiph′oid

(?; 277)
,
Adj.
[Gr.
ξιφοειδήσ
sword-shaped;
ξίφοσ
a sword +
έῖδοσ
form, shape: cf. F.
xiphoide
.]
(Anat.)
(a)
Like a sword; ensiform.
(b)
Of or pertaining to the xiphoid process; xiphoidian.

Webster 1828 Edition


Xiphoid

XIPHOID

,
Adj.
[supra.] The xiphoid or ensiform cartilage, is a small cartilage placed at the bottom of the breast bone.

Definition 2021


xiphoid

xiphoid

English

Adjective

xiphoid (not comparable)

  1. Shaped like a sword, ensiform.
  2. Of or relating to the xiphisternum.

Derived terms

Noun

xiphoid (plural xiphoids)

  1. (anatomy) The xiphoid process.
    • 2000, Kurt Schwenk, Feeding: Form, Function and Evolution in Tetrapod Vertebrates (page 466)
      In Asian pangolins the xiphoids are shorter []