Ligniform
Ligniform \Lig"ni*form\ (l[i^]g"n[i^]*f[^o]rm), a. [L. lignum wood + -form: cf. F. ligniforme.] Like wood. [1913 Webster]

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  • ligniform — /lig neuh fawrm /, adj. having the form of wood; resembling wood, as a variety of asbestos. [1790 1800; LIGNI + FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • ligniform — of the form or shape of wood Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ligniform — /ˈlɪgnəfɔm/ (say lignuhfawm) adjective having the form of wood; resembling wood, as a variety of asbestos …   Australian English dictionary

  • ligniform — /lig neuh fawrm /, adj. having the form of wood; resembling wood, as a variety of asbestos. [1790 1800; LIGNI + FORM] * * * ligˈniform adjective Resembling wood • • • Main Entry: ↑lignum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rockwood — Rock wood , n. (Min.) Ligniform asbestus; also, fossil wood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ligni- — a combining form meaning wood, used in the formation of compound words: ligniform. Also, ligno ; esp. before a vowel, lign . [ < L, comb. form repr. lignum wood] * * * …   Universalium

  • Shapes and Resemblance — This assortment of 370 adjectives all refer in some way to the form or shape of things. Some are more geometrically descriptive than others, while a number of terms refer to animal forms or shapes of obscure objects. Certain adjectives for shapes …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • rock-wood — n. Ligniform asbestos …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • xylite — n. Rock wood, mountain wood, ligniform asbestos …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lign- — combining form or ligni or ligno Etymology: Latin lign , ligni , from lignum more at ligneous 1. : wood …   Useful english dictionary

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