libriform
adjective Etymology: Latin libr-, liber + International Scientific Vocabulary -iform Date: 1877 resembling phloem fibers

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  • Libriform — Li bri*form (l[imac] br[i^]*f[^o]rm), a. [Liber + form.] (Bot.) Having the form of liber, or resembling liber. [1913 Webster] {Libriform cells}, peculiar wood cells which are very slender and relatively thick walled, and occasionally are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Libriform — Libriform, Libriformzellen, s. Leitbündel und Holz, S. 490 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • libriform — [lī′brə fôrm΄] adj. 〚L liber (gen. libri), inner bark of a tree (see LIBRARY) + FORM〛 Bot. designating or of wood fibers which are elongated and have simple pits …   Universalium

  • libriform — [lī′brə fôrm΄] adj. [L liber (gen. libri), inner bark of a tree (see LIBRARY) + FORM] Bot. designating or of wood fibers which are elongated and have simple pits …   English World dictionary

  • libriform — shaped like a book Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • libriform — libri·form …   English syllables

  • libriform — li•bri•form [[t]ˈlaɪ brəˌfɔrm[/t]] adj. bot bot having the form of or resembling fiber or phloem • Etymology: 1875–85; < L lib(e)r bark, book + i + form …   From formal English to slang

  • libriform — /ˈlaɪbrəfɔm/ (say luybruhfawm) adjective (in botany) having the form of or resembling liber or phloem. {lib(e)r + i 1 + form} …   Australian English dictionary

  • libriform —   a. like liber …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • libriform — ˈlībrəˌfȯrm, ˈlib adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary libri (from Latin libr , liber inner bark of a tree, pith of papyrus, book) + form more at leaf : resembling phloem fibers …   Useful english dictionary

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