Definition of xiphoid in English:

xiphoid

Line breaks: xiph|oid
Pronunciation: /ˈzɪfɔɪd
 
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adjective

technical
Sword-shaped.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Greek xiphoeidēs, from xiphos 'sword'.

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