Patelliform
Patelliform Pa*tel"li*form, a. [Patella + form: cf. F. pattelliforme.] 1. Having the form of a patella. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Resembling a limpet of the genus Patella. [1913 Webster]


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  • patelliform — [pə tel′ə fôrm΄] adj. [< PATELLA + FORM] 1. having the form of a flattened cone 2. having the shape of a limpet shell …   English World dictionary

  • patelliform — /peuh tel euh fawrm /, adj. having the form of a patella; shaped like a saucer, kneecap, or limpet shell. [1810 20; PATELL(A) + I + FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • patelliform — adjective Having the shape of a patella …   Wiktionary

  • patelliform — Of the shape of the patella. * * * pat·el·li·form (pə telґĭ form) shaped like the patella …   Medical dictionary

  • patelliform — pa|tel|li|form <zu ↑...form> (veraltet) schüssel od. tellerförmig …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • patelliform — shaped like a saucer or kneecap Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • patelliform — adj. resembling a kneecap, shaped like a kneecap …   English contemporary dictionary

  • patelliform — pa·tel·li·form …   English syllables

  • patelliform — /pəˈtɛləfɔm/ (say puh teluhfawm) adjective having the form of a patella; shaped like a saucer, kneecap, or limpet shell. {Latin patella small pan + i 1 + form} …   Australian English dictionary

  • patelliform — adjective shaped like a dish or pan • Syn: ↑dished, ↑dish shaped • Similar to: ↑concave …   Useful english dictionary

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