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.
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