from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tapering at each end; spindle-shaped.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shaped like a spindle; tapering at each end.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shaped like a spindle; shaped like a cylinder that tapers at each end
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tapering both ways from the middle: applied in botany to certain roots, as the radish, and in zoölogy to joints, organs, marks, etc., which are broadest in the middle and diminish regularly and rapidly to the ends.
- In ichthyology, having the dorsal and ventral contours symmetrical, and approximated to each other from a middle point toward each end, as the mackerel, tunny, and stickle back. Also fusate, fusoid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tapering at each end
Latin fūsus, spindle + -form.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fusus ("spindle") + -iform. (Wiktionary)