pyriform

pyriform
SYN: piriform. [L. pyrum (prop. pirum), pear, + forma, form]

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pyriform, pyriformis var of PIRIFORM, PIRIFORMIS

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pyr·i·form (pirґĭ-form) piriform.

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  • pyriform — adjective Etymology: New Latin pyriformis, from Medieval Latin pyrum pear (alteration of Latin pirum) + Latin iformis iform Date: 1741 having the form of a pear …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • pyriform — adj. [L. pyrum, a pear; forma, shape] Having the shape of a pear; round and large at one end, generally tapering to the other …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pyriform — /pir euh fawrm /, adj. pear shaped. [1695 1705; < NL pyriformis pear shaped, equiv. to pyri (for piri ; L pir(um) PEAR + i I ) + formis FORM] * * * …   Universalium

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