adjective Etymology: New Latin reniformis, from reni- + -formis -form Date: circa 1753 suggesting a kidney in outline <
a reniform nucleus of a cell
— see leaf illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • reniform — RENIFÓRM, Ă, reniformi, e, adj. În formă de rinichi. – Din fr. réniforme. Trimis de dante, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  renifórm adj. m., pl. renifórmi; f. sg. renifórmă, pl. renifórme …   Dicționar Român

  • Reniform — Ren i*form (r?n ? f?rm; 277), a. [L. renes kidneys + form: cf. F. r[ e]niforme.] Having the form or shape of a kidney; as, a reniform mineral; a reniform leaf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reniform — (tat.), nierenförmig, z. B. die Umrißform einer Blattspreite …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Renifórm — (neulat.), nierenförmig …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • reniform — [ren′ə fôrm΄, rē′nəfôrm΄] adj. [ModL reniformis: see RENI & FORM] shaped like a kidney: see LEAF …   English World dictionary

  • reniform — /ren euh fawrm , ree neuh /, adj. kidney shaped: a reniform leaf; hematite in reniform masses. [1745 50; < NL reniformis. See RENI , FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • reniform — /ˈrɛnəfɔm/ (say renuhfawm) adjective kidney shaped: a reniform leaf; hematite in reniform masses. {reni (combining form representing Latin rēn kidney) + form} …   Australian English dictionary

  • reniform — kidney shaped …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • reniform — adj. [L. dim. ren, kidney; forma, shape] Kidneyshaped …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • reniform — adjective a) Shaped like a kidney; having a circular or roughly circular shape with a notch.<ref name= AmHer /> b) Shaped like a kidney, with the petiole attached at the notch. See Also: renal …   Wiktionary

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