anguilliform
1) eel-like in shape
2) sinuous type of swimming as in an eel. See also carangiform, labriform, ostraciform, thunniform

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Anguilliform — An*guil li*form, a. [L. anguilla eel (dim. of anguis snake) + form.] Eel shaped. [1913 Webster] Note: The Anguill[ae]formes of Cuvier are fishes related to thee eel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anguilliform — index circuitous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • anguilliform — /ang gwil euh fawrm /, adj. having the shape or form of an eel. [1685 95; < L anguill(a) eel (angu(is) snake + illa dim. suffix) + I + FORM] * * *       any of the bony fishes that contains more than 500 species of eel (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • anguilliform — adjective Shaped like an eel …   Wiktionary

  • anguilliform — shaped like an eel Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • anguilliform — adj. having the form of an eel; shaped like an eel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anguilliform — [aŋ gwɪlɪfɔ:m] adjective Zoology relating to or denoting eels or related fish. Origin C17: from L. anguilla eel + iform …   English new terms dictionary

  • anguilliform — a. Eel shaped …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • anguilliform — an·guil·li·form …   English syllables

  • anguilliform — /æŋˈgwɪləfɔm/ (say ang gwiluhfawm) adjective having the shape or form of an eel. {Latin anguilla eel + i 1 + form} …   Australian English dictionary

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