Definition of falciform in English:
adjectiveAnatomy & Zoology
Curved like a sickle; hooked: the falciform ligament
More example sentences
- The upper left quadrant is filled with the right lobe of the liver and the gallbladder, and the falciform ligament and ligamentum teres (‘obliterated’ umbilical vein) can be seen.
- Diagnostic laparoscopy was performed, which revealed dilated veins in the omentum and falciform ligament, a nodular liver, and a mass in the right lower quadrant.
- On the right side, the section passes through the right lobe of the liver, the caudate lobe, and the falciform ligament.
Mid 18th century: from Latin falx, falc- 'sickle' + -iform.
Definition of falciform in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan