Rostelliform Ros*tel"li*form, a. Having the form of a rostellum, or small beak. [1913 Webster]

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  • rostelliform — adj. [L. rostellum, small beak; forma, shape] Shaped like a rostellum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rostelliform — shaped like a small beak Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • rostelliform — ros·tel·li·form …   English syllables

  • rostelliform — räˈsteləˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: rostellum + iform : shaped like a rostellum …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • rostel(lum) —   n. small beak or beak like outgrowth.    ♦ rostellar, a.    ♦ rostellate, a. having rostellum.    ♦ rostelliform, a. like rostellum …   Dictionary of difficult words

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