Mandibuliform
Mandibuliform Man`di*bu"li*form, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having the form of a mandible; -- said especially of the maxill[ae] of an insect when hard and adapted for biting. [1913 Webster]

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  • mandibuliform — adjective Having the form of a mandible; said especially of the maxillæ of an insect when hard and adapted for biting …   Wiktionary

  • mandibuliform — shaped like a mandible or jaw bone Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • mandibuliform — man·dib·u·li·form …   English syllables

  • mandibuliform — manˈdibyələˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary mandibul + form : having the form or function of a mandible used especially of the maxillae of an insect when hard and adapted for biting …   Useful english dictionary

  • mandibulate — adj. [L. mandibula, jaw] Having jaws fitted for chewing; mandibuliform …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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

  • mandibul- — combining form or mandibuli or mandibulo Etymology: Late Latin mandibula : mandible : mandibular and mandibulation …   Useful english dictionary

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