falciform ligament n.
See falciform process.
- Falciform process
falciform process n. A continuation of the inner border of the sacrotuberous ligament upward and forward on the inner aspect of the ramus of the ischium. Also called falciform ligament.
- Falciform ligament of liver
falciform ligament of liver n. A crescent-shaped fold of the peritoneum extending to the surface of the liver from the diaphragm and the anterior abdominal wall.
- Falciparum malaria
falciparum malaria fal·cip·a·rum malaria (fāl-sĭp’ər-əm, fôl-) n. Malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and characterized by severe malarial paroxysms that recur about every 48 hours and often by acute cerebral, renal, or gastrointestinal manifestations. Also called malignant tertian malaria.
[fawl-kuh n, fal-, faw-kuh n] /ˈfɔl kən, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən/ noun 1. any of several birds of prey of the family Falconidae, especially of the genus Falco, usually distinguished by long, pointed wings, a hooked beak with a toothlike notch on each side of the upper bill, and swift, agile flight, typically diving to seize […]