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actiniform

[ak-tin-uh-fawrm]
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adjective Zoology.
  1. having a radiate form.

Origin of actiniform

First recorded in 1835–45; actin- + -i- + -form
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Examples from the Web for actiniform

Historical Examples

  • The animals are actiniform, furnished with numerous cleft tentacula, in the centre of which is the polygonal mouth.

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier


British Dictionary definitions for actiniform

actiniform

adjective
  1. another word for actinoid

Word Origin

C20: from actino- + -form
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