a residential establishment that provides special care for convalescents and aged or infirm persons.
an old people’s home
rest home n.
An establishment where the old persons or the frail are housed and cared for.
adjective 1. (esp of bundles of nerve fibres) shaped like a cord or rope; cordlike restiform res·ti·form (rěs’tə-fôrm’) adj. Having the shape of a rope; ropelike.
[res-tuh-fawrm] /ˈrɛs təˌfɔrm/ noun, Anatomy. 1. a cordlike bundle of nerve fibers lying on each side of the medulla oblongata and connecting it with the cerebellum. restiform body n. See inferior cerebellar peduncle.
adjective 1. that rests; not active. 2. Botany. dormant: applied especially to spores or seeds that germinate after a period of dormancy. noun 1. the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep: a good night’s rest. 2. refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor: to allow an hour for rest. 3. relief or freedom, especially […]
- Resting cell
resting cell n. A cell that is not actively in the process of dividing.