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1. Shaped like a sword.
2. Of or relating to the xiphoid process.

[Greek xiphoeidēs : xiphos, sword + -oeidēs, -oid.]


1. (Biology) biology shaped like a sword
2. (Zoology) of or relating to the xiphisternum
3. (Anatomy) of or relating to the xiphisternum
4. (Anatomy) Also called: xiphoid process Another name for xiphisternum
5. (Zoology) Also called: xiphoid process Another name for xiphisternum
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek, from xiphos sword + eidos form]


(ˈzɪf ɔɪd)

Zool. sword-shaped; ensiform.
[1740–50; < Greek xiphoeidḗs swordlike =xíph(os) sword + -oeidēs -oid]


a. xifoide, en forma de espada, similar al apéndice xifoide o ensiforme.
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The mice were sacrificed under deep anaesthesia and dissected through midline abdominal incision, extending from xiphoid process to anterior pelvic wall.
Bilateral or right subcostal incisions extending from the midline to the xiphoid are performed for the operation.
I also suffered a traumatic brain injury, a broken xiphoid process (bottom piece of the sternum), several broken vertebraes in my lower back, shattered pelvis and right ankle, and lacerated kidney and liver.
Alternatively, the length of insertion is determined by adding the distances from nose to pinna and the distance from pinna to the xiphoid process plus extra 5 cm allowance.
After detection of the xiphoid distance between the mouth and the antitragus, the NET was advanced at least along this distance, and subsequently after hearing the voice on auscultation by aerating from the tube, it was advanced an additional 20-30 cm.
1 cm during rest, maximal inspiration and expiration over the second intercostal space, xiphoid process and mid-point between the xiphoid process and umbilicus, a competency in diaphragmatic breathing can be demonstrated by a reduction in rib cage excursion.
For intraduodenal administration, a small incision was made below the xiphoid process and the duodenum was isolated with the aid of tweezers.
sup][3] For patients in LHD group, LHD ointment, 50 g/application, was immediately applied from the xiphoid to the pubic symphysis, between the anterior axillary lines, covering the projection on the body surface of pancreas.
Then, the subject remained in the water for 60 min at the level of the xiphoid process at a pool temperature of 30 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C, which was followed by another 60 min in a seated recovery from the water.
Abdominal compression is applied to the area midpoint between the xiphoid and umbilicus in the relaxation phase of chest compression.