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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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In Figure 2, the percent of non-planted tree basal area to total basal area per hectare ranges from 10% to 60%, site index = 21 meters, and stem fusiform rust incidence at year 5 = 10%.
A keel on its nape and a tightly fusiform body have allowed it to prevail in the harshest of conditions: turbulent and turbid water that is warmed by the intense southwestern sun.
Depending on environmental influence, the apical rachis internodes may be shortened giving the spike a slightly clavate appearance or the end of the spike may taper resulting in a somewhat fusiform shape.
In other areas, the tumor tissues consisted of closely associated, fusiform or short spindle-shaped cells with deep eosinophilic cytoplasm, arranged in an organoid pattern.
They differ in shape being fusiform, spindle-shaped, thin walled, and with a pore at one end.
The ventral projection includes the unimodal visual area of the fusiform gyrus (FG), which may contain orthographic representations of words (Fujimaki et al., 1999; Herbster, Mintun, Nebes, & Becker, 1997; Nobre, Allison, & McCarthy, 1994).
CT demonstrated new bone formation in three subjects, and scintigraphy showed a focal fusiform area of increased tracer accumulation on the femoral shaft in five.
(Two control groups also participated, in which none of the participants had any disorder.) During the face discrimination sessions, the study shows that in the group with autism or Asperger's, there was little activity in the part of the cerebral cortex that processes faces (fusiform gyrus [FG]).
Section 1 covers diagnostic procedures, such as colposcopy, endometrial biopsy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and lumbar puncture; section 2 addresses therapeutic procedures, such as Bartholin's cyst/marsupialization, eyelid chalazion, excision technique for sebaceous cysts, and hemorrhoidectomy for thrombosed external hemorrhoids; and section 3 covers diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as dermal electrosurgical shave excision, fine-needle aspiration of the breast, fusiform excision (elliptical incision of lesion), and arthrocenthesis.
Longleaf is resistant to fusiform rust and southern pine beetles, serious problems for many of the pine family.
On the basis of PET and MRI studies, Setgent suggests that the crucial anatomical areas involved in face recognition are the right fusiform and hippocampal areas and the anterior tip of both temporal lobes, and that these areas can be distinguished from those involved in object recognition.