adjective Etymology: New Latin stiliformis, from Latin stilus + -formis -form Date: 1578 resembling a style ; bristle-shaped <
a styliform copulatory organ

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  • Styliform — Sty li*form, a. [Style + form: cf. F. styliforme.] Having the form of, or resembling, a style, pin, or pen; styloid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • styliform — [stī′lə fôrm΄] adj. [ModL stiliformis: see STYLE] shaped like a style or stylus …   English World dictionary

  • styliform — ˈstīləˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: alteration of earlier stiliforme, from New Latin stiliformis, from Medieval Latin styli stylus + Latin formis form more at styl : resembling a style or stylus : bristle shaped; especially : terminating in a long… …   Useful english dictionary

  • styliform — having shape of a pointed rod …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • styliform — adj. [Gr. stylos, pillar; L. forma, shape] Shaped like a style or stylet; formed of parallel sides and a pointed apex …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • styliform — /stuy leuh fawrm /, adj. having the shape of an ancient style; stylar. [1570 80; < NL stiliformis, equiv. to L stil(us) STYLUS + I + formis FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • styliform — adjective Having the form of, or resembling, a bristle, pin, or pen; styloid …   Wiktionary

  • styliform — SYN: styloid. [L. stilus (stylus), a stake, + forma, form] * * * sty·li·form (stiґlĭ form) [stilo + form] long and pointed; styloid …   Medical dictionary

  • styliform — A dactylar segment terminating to a narrow pointed apex [Ingle, 1980]. In the shape of a spear or needle [Butler, T.H.]. (Order Isopoda): Having a long, slender, stilettolike shape [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • Styliform — Søjleformig …   Danske encyklopædi

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