Cirriform
Cirriform Cir"ri*form, a. [Cirrus + -form.] (Biol.) Formed like a cirrus or tendril; -- said of appendages of both animals and plants. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cirriform — Cirriform, s. u. Cirrus 1) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cirriform — (lat.), rankenförmig, rankig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cirrifórm — (lat.), rankenartig …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cirriform — Cirriform, rankenartig; cirrös, rankend …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • cirriform — [sir′i fôrm] adj. CIRROSE (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • cirriform — ˈsirəˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: cirr + form : having the form of a cirrus : slender and prolonged and usually curved used of processes a mollusk having a foot with a cirriform tip …   Useful english dictionary

  • cirriform — /sir euh fawrm /, adj. of or pertaining to clouds composed of ice crystals, as cirrus, cirrostratus, and cirrocumulus clouds. [1805 15; CIRRI + FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • cirriform — All species and varieties of cirrus, cirrocumulus, and cirrostratus clouds. These are high clouds composed mostly (or entirely) of small ice crystals, which are normally transparent and white in color. These clouds often produce halo phenomena… …   Aviation dictionary

  • cirriform — cir·ri·form …   English syllables

  • List of cloud types — Clouds are formed in Earth s atmosphere when water evaporates into vapor from oceans, lakes, and ponds or by evapotranspiration over moist areas of Earth s land surface. The vapor rises up into colder areas of the atmosphere due to convective,… …   Wikipedia

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