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dolabriform

[doh-lab-ruh-fawrm]
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adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. shaped like an ax or a cleaver.

Origin of dolabriform

1745–55; < Latin dolābr(a) mattock, pickax + -i- + -form
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Examples from the Web for dolabriform

Historical Examples

  • Dolabriform: hatchet-shaped: compressed, with a prominent dilated keel and cylindrical base.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith


British Dictionary definitions for dolabriform

dolabriform

dolabrate (dəʊˈlæbreɪt)

adjective
  1. biology shaped like a hatchet or axe head

Word Origin

C18: from Latin dolābra pickaxe
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