Villiform
Villiform Vil"li*form, a. [Villus + -form.] Having the form or appearance of villi; like close-set fibers, either hard or soft; as, the teeth of perch are villiform. [1913 Webster]

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  • villiform — [vil′ə fôrm΄] adj. [< VILLUS + i + FORM] 1. like villi in form 2. designating the small teeth of some fishes, so closely set as to resemble the pile of velvet …   English World dictionary

  • villiform — vil·li·form vil ə .fȯrm adj having the form or appearance of villi <villiform polyps in the distal large bowel (H. E. Mulcahy )(et al)> …   Medical dictionary

  • villiform — ˈviləˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary vill (from New Latin villus) + iform : having the form or appearance of villi : resembling the pile of velvet; often : resembling bristles in a brush a …   Useful english dictionary

  • villiform — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1846 having the form or appearance of villi …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • villiform — crowded into coarse velvety bands or patches …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • villiform — /vil euh fawrm /, adj. 1. having the form of a villus. 2. shaped and set so as to resemble the pile of velvet, as the teeth of certain fishes. [1840 50; < NL villiformis. See VILLUS, I , FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • villiform — adjective having villi …   Wiktionary

  • villiform — of the form or shape of velvet Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • villiform — vil·li·form …   English syllables

  • villiform — vil•li•form [[t]ˈvɪl əˌfɔrm[/t]] adj. bio frm having the form of or resembling villi • Etymology: 1840–50; < NL villiformis. See villus, i , form …   From formal English to slang

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