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auriform

[awr-uh-fawrm]
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  1. shaped like an ear, as the shell of certain mollusks.

Origin of auriform

First recorded in 1810–20; auri-2 + -form
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Examples from the Web for auriform

Historical Examples

  • When any of the joints are externally dilated into an auriform process.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)

    William Kirby

  • Shell globular or auriform, external or partly covered by the mantle.