Penicilliform Pen`i*cil"li*form, a. (Bot.) Penicillate. [1913 Webster]

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  • penicilliform — adj. [L. penicillum, painter s brush] Having the form of a brush or pencil; tipped with fine hairs or fibers …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • penicilliform — pen·i·cil·li·form …   English syllables

  • penicilliform — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|siləˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin penicilliformis, from Latin penicillus brush + iformis iform : penicillate …   Useful english dictionary

  • penicillate —   a. terminating in tuft of hairs.    ♦ penicilliform, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • penicillate — [pen΄i fôrm΄pen΄i sil′it, pen΄i sil′āt΄] adj. [< L penicillus (see PENCIL) + ATE1] Biol. 1. pencil shaped 2. having a tufted tip of fine hairs: Also penicilliform [pen΄i fôrm΄] penicillately adv. penicillation n …   English World dictionary

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