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cyathiform

[sahy-ath-uh-fawrm]
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adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. shaped like a cup.

Origin of cyathiform

First recorded in 1770–80; cyath(ium) + -i- + -form
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Historical Examples

  • Cyathiform, in the shape of a cup, or particularly of a wine-glass.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Cyathiform, sī′a-thi-form, adj. like a cup a little widened at top.

  • The form from which the group derives its generic appellation is that of the cup-shaped or Cyathiform species (fig. 17).

    A Conchological Manual

    George Brettingham Sowerby