falciform


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falciform

[′fal·sə‚fȯrm]
(biology)
Sickle-shaped.
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From surface features there are four lobes; the right and left lobes are divided by the falciform ligament anteriorly, with two more lobes posteriorly, called the caudate and quadrate lobes.
Tibial apophysis very short and wide, with additional ventral spike (Figs 59-62), bulb of irregular shape, embolus falciform (Fig.
The following are areas in which the PN can become entrapped leading to injury and symptoms of pudendal neuralgia: the zone at the ischial spine, the zone between the sacrospinous and sacrotuberous ligaments, the falciform process (formed by the dense fanning out bands of the medial portion of the sacrotuberous ligament as it attaches to the ischial tuberosity), the zone between the levator ani and obturator internus muscle, within the pudendal canal and lastly compression from the piriformis muscle (Figure 1).
The right lobe is 6 times larger than the left, and these 2 lobes are separated by the falciform ligament.
The mesentery and mesocolon hold the small and large intestines loosely in place; the falciform supports the liver to the anterior abdominal wall and diaphragm; the lesser omentum suspends the duodenum and stomach from the liver.
Taste buds, more properly known as called papillae, are raised projections that come in four types: filiform, fungiform, falciform and foliate.
8); the first branch biggest, curved spike-like, well sclerotized, second one short and blunt, and third one smallest, falciform.
The fibres to the ischial ramus, which form a sickle shaped extension, are known as the falciform ligament (Romanes, 1964) (Figure 2).
Pectoral fins relatively small, falciform, their length almost equal as the cephalic length; insertion of pelvic fins begins at post-distal part of gill opening and above the thoracic border.
It has been reported that asymmetric contour, triangular hepatomegaly (its apex at the falciform ligament) and heterogeneous attenuation might aid in distinguishing amyloidosis from other infiltrative diseases (5).