Ursiform \Ur"si*form\, a. [L. ursus, ursa, a bear + -form.] Having the shape of a bear. [1913 Webster]

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  • ursiform — [ʉr′sə fôrm΄] adj. [< L ursus, a bear + FORM] having the form or appearance of a bear …   English World dictionary

  • ursiform — /err seuh fawrm /, adj. having the form of a bear; bear shaped: the ursiform koala. [1785 95; < L urs(us) bear + I + FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • ursiform — having the shape or appearance of a bear Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ursiform — ur·si·form …   English syllables

  • ursiform — /ˈɜsəfɔm/ (say ersuhfawm) adjective having the form of a bear; bear like. {ursi (combining form of Latin ursus bear) + form} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ursiform — səˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: Latin ursus bear + English iform : having the shape of a bear …   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

  • ursine —   a. pertaining to or like a bear.    ♦ ursiform, a. bear shaped.    ♦ ursoid, a. like a bear …   Dictionary of difficult words

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