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cordiform

[kawr-duh-fawrm]
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adjective
  1. being in the shape of a heart; heart-shaped.

Origin of cordiform

1820–30; < Latin cordi- (stem of cor) heart + -form
Related formssub·cor·di·form, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cordiform

Historical Examples

  • Yet none have ever been observed of a heart-shape (cordiform).

    Everyday Objects

    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • The tongue is emarginate in 12 specimens and cordiform in all others.


British Dictionary definitions for cordiform

cordiform

adjective
  1. heart-shaped

Word Origin

C19: from Latin cor heart
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cordiform in Medicine

cordiform

(kôrdə-fôrm′)
adj.
  1. Heart-shaped.
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