forficiform
adj. [L. forfex, shears; forma, shape]
1. Scissorshaped.
2. (ECHINODERMATA: Asteroidea)
The pedicellaria of certain starfish.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • forficiform — for·fic·i·form …   English syllables

  • forficiform — fȯrˈfisəˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: Latin forfic , forfex + English iform : shaped like a scissors; usually : having or being forcipulate pedicellariae with two valves that do not cross when closed compare forcipiform …   Useful english dictionary

  • forcipiform — (ˈ)fȯ(r)|sipəˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: Latin forcip , forceps + English iform : shaped like a forceps; usually : having or being forcipulate pedicellariae with two valves that cross when closed compare forficiform …   Useful english dictionary

  • forcipulate — (ˈ)fȯ(r)|sipyəˌlāt adjective Etymology: New Latin forcipula + English ate : like a small forceps; usually : being or having stalked pedicellariae made up of a basal ossicle with two articulated blades see forcipiform, forficiform; …   Useful english dictionary

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