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Synonyms for fusiform

tapering at each end

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Our patient had a fusiform aneurysm in the proximal aspect of the left subclavian artery.
2005; see Table 1), among which we highlight the following: 1) body generally ventrally curved, fusiform, 2) head quite large relative to the body, 3) vertex generally incised, 4) antennal area small and inconspicuous, 5) maxillae triangular, 6) sensorial tegumental differentiations on: a) each side lateral to the antennal area (one), b) clypeus (1 pair), b) labrum (2 pairs), c) each gena (one), d) each maxilla (2) and e) each side of the labium (2); 7) maxillary and labial palpi large, conspicuous, and more or less protruding, 8) mandible tridentate with a broad second tooth, and with striations on the base.
Microscopic examination shows that the tumour is predominantly composed of fascicles and sheets of oval to fusiform cells (hematoxylin and eosin x100).
In the symmetrical fusiform area of the right hemisphere, face responses increased with reading.
This brain area, called the fusiform face area, would light up with activity when subjects viewed faces, but showed less activity when subjects viewed other objects such as houses.
Frank E, Brown BM, Wilson DE Asymptomatic fusiform aneurysm of the petrous carotid cartery in a patient with von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis.
2] for 6 weeks, then inoculated them with two common fungal pathogens that cause two diseases, pitch canker and fusiform rust.
A strong allometric slope from more globose and robust shelled smaller individuals to increasingly fusiform shell shapes in larger individuals was identified.
The touch of a face by an individual who acquired total ocular blindness later in life activates the so-called fusiform area of the temporal lobe and its network.
22b) that reform at opposite tips of the fusiform nuclei (Fig.
The cells became fusiform and cell nodules formed a typical structure of multiple layers with a "hills and valleys" appearance (Fig.
6) Angiography demonstrates diffuse fusiform arterial dilatation or, less commonly, saccular aneurysms.
4) Tornos et al (3) reported 14 cases of ovarian endometrioid carcinoma with prominent spindled cells arranged in nests, often forming concentric whorls and interlacing fascicles, in a collagenous background with admixed typical endometrioid glands, and Murray et al (4) reported 31 cases of endometrioid carcinoma of the uterine corpus that displayed cords of epithelioid, spindle, and fusiform cells embedded in a hyalinized collagenous matrix, admixed and often merging with typical endometrioid glands.
Damage to the area of the brain called the fusiform gyrus can produce prosopagnosia or face blindness, an impaired ability to recognize faces that severely impedes social and familial interaction.
For instance, it has been previously established that faces are processed by a specific modular region of the ventral temporal cortex known as fusiform gyrus area (FFA) (Kanwisher et al, 1997; Kanwisher & Yove, 2006).