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Fusiform means having a spindle-like shape that is wide in the middle and tapers at both ends

  • Aneurysms can be classified as saccular or fusiform
  • Type of muscle known as fusiform muscle where the fibres run parallel along the length of the muscle
  • In botany, a fusiform cell or other plant structure is spindle-like and tapers at both ends
  • In neurology a fusiform neuron is spindle-shaped, tapering at both ends
  • A body shape common to many aquatic animals, characterized by being tapered at both the head and the tail
  • The fusiform gyrus is part of the temporal lobe of the brain
  • The fusiform face area (FFA) is a part of the human visual system which seems to specialize in facial recognition