Ancistroid \An*cis"troid\, a. [Gr. ?; ? a hook + ? shape.] Hook-shaped. [1913 Webster]

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  • ancistroid — anˈsiˌstrȯid, ˈansiˌs adjective Etymology: Greek ankistroeidēs, from ankistron fishhook + eidēs oid : shaped like a hook : resembling a hook * * * ancistroid, a. (ænˈsɪstrɔɪd) [ad. Gr. ἀγκιστροειδής hook shaped, f. ἄγκιστρον hook: see oid.] Hook …   Useful english dictionary

  • ancistroid — adj. [Gr. ankistron, a hook; eidos, shape] Hookshaped; barbed …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ancistroid — an·cis·troid (an sisґtroid) [Gr. ankistron fishhook + oid] uncinate …   Medical dictionary

  • ancistroid — hook shaped Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ancistroid — an·cis·troid …   English syllables

  • ancistroid —   n. having shape of hook …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ankistroid — see ancistroid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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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