Fusiform means having a spindle-like shape that is wide in the middle and tapers at both ends.
  • Aneurysm
    An aneurysm or aneurism is a localized, blood-filled balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. Aneurysms can commonly occur in arteries at the base of the brain and an aortic aneurysm occurs in the main artery carrying blood from the left ventricle of the heart...

    s can be classified as saccular or fusiform
  • Some muscles in the body, like the pronator teres muscle that pronates the forearm, may have a fusiform shape.
  • In botany
    Botany, plant science, or plant biology is a branch of biology that involves the scientific study of plant life. Traditionally, botany also included the study of fungi, algae and viruses...

    , a fusiform cell or other plant structure is spindle-like and tapers 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
    Fusiform gyrus
    The fusiform gyrus is part of the temporal lobe in Brodmann Area 37. It is also known as the occipitotemporal gyrus. Other sources have the fusiform gyrus above the occipitotemporal gyrus and underneath the parahippocampal gyrus....

     is part of the temporal lobe of the brain
  • The fusiform face area
    Fusiform face area
    The fusiform face area is a part of the human visual system which might be specialized for facial recognition, although there is some evidence that it also processes categorical information about other objects, particularly familiar ones.-Localization:...

    (FFA) is a part of the human visual system which seems to specialize in facial recognition
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