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fu·si·form

 (fyo͞o′zə-fôrm′)
adj.
Tapering at each end; spindle-shaped.

[Latin fūsus, spindle + -form.]

fusiform

(ˈfjuːzɪˌfɔːm)
adj
elongated and tapering at both ends; spindle-shaped
[C18: from Latin fūsus spindle]

fu•si•form

(ˈfyu zəˌfɔrm)

adj.
tapering toward the ends, as some roots; spindle-shaped.
[1740–50; < Latin fūs(us) spindle + -i- + -form]
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Adj.1.fusiform - tapering at each end
pointed - having a point
Translations

fu·si·form

a. fusiforme, en forma de huso.
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A network of brain areas are responsible for facial recognition, comprising the occipital face area, fusiform face area, and a portion of the superior temporal sulcus.
2,5,8 The exact bacteriology is not known but acute necrotizing gingivitis, herpes labialis, Vincent's spirochete and fusiform bacillus in symbiosis are considered to be the actual cause of the condition.
From there, it travels to the left fusiform gyrus, otherwise known as the brain's "letterbox".
5-10 um, sub cylindrical to sub fusiform with pointed ends, thick-walled, walls up to 3 um.
Four enlarged muscles were fusiform, and two were irregularly shaped [Figure 1]a, [Figure 1]b, [Figure 1]c.
The ventral nasal turbinate was fusiform in shape and extended from level of fourth transverse rugae of hard palate to level of third molar tooth and divided into dorsal and ventral scroll.
These participants also displayed reduced gray matter within an area of the brain called the fusiform gyrus, which is important for face processing and social cognition.
After 4 days, aerobic blood culture was positive for motile, fusiform, gram-negative bacilli, suggestive of strictly aerobic bacteria that could not be identified directly (Figure, panels B, C).
Cluster #3 includes the left fusiforme gyrus (most likely activation of the culmen of the cerebellum is explained by the smoothing effect of the adjacent activation of the left fusiform gyrus).
Consistent findings have been reported in healthy and clinical populations, describing the increase in the BOLD response when aversive affective faces are compared to neutral faces, mainly in the amygdala; frontal regions such as the superior frontal gyrus, medial frontal gyrus, orbitofrontal cortex, and ventromedial cortex; temporal regions including the superior and medial temporal gyrus; other regions such as the fusiform gyrus, insula, anterior cingulate, among other structures [8-11].
On examination, a fusiform swelling of his right middle finger was present centred on a tender mass on the radiovolar aspect of the middle phalanx.