Definition of restiform in English:

restiform

adjective

Anatomy
  • Resembling a cord; specifically (especially in "restiform body") designating the inferior cerebellar peduncle, a bundle of nerve fibres connecting the spinal cord and medulla oblongata with the cerebellum; of or relating to this.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Johann Spurzheim (1776–1832). From post-classical Latin restiformis from classical Latin restis rope, cord (probably ultimately from the same Indo-European base as Sanskrit rajju rope, cord, Lithuanian rezginės netting, rezginys tangle, web, Latvian režģis grid, grating, lattice) + -formis.

Pronunciation

restiform

/ˈrɛstɪfɔːm/