Choanoid Cho"a*noid, a. [Gr. choa`nh funnel + -oid.] (Anat.) Funnel-shaped; -- applied particularly to a hollow muscle attached to the ball of the eye in many reptiles and mammals. [1913 Webster]

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  • choanoid — Funnel shaped. SYN: infundibuliform. [G. choane, funnel, + eidos, resemblance] * * * cho·a·noid (koґə noid) [choan + oid] infundibular (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • choanoid — shaped like a funnel Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

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  • infundibular — Relating to an infundibulum. * * * in·fun·dib·u·lar .in (.)fən dib yə lər adj 1) INFUNDIBULIFORM 2) of, relating to, affecting, situated near, or having an infundibulum <infundibular stenosis> * * * in·fun·dib·u·lar (in″fən dibґu …   Medical dictionary

  • infundibuliform — SYN: choanoid. [L. infundibulum, funnel, + forma, form] * * * in·fun·dib·u·li·form lə .fȯrm adj having the form of a funnel or cone * * * in·fun·dib·u·li·form (in″fən dibґu lĭ form) [infundibulum + form] infundibular (def. 2) …   Medical 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

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