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moniliform

[moh-nil-uh-fawrm] /moʊˈnɪl əˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
Botany, Zoology. consisting of or characterized by a series of beadlike swellings alternating with contractions, as certain roots or stems.
2.
resembling a string of beads in shape.
Origin of moniliform
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Latin monīli- (stem of monīle necklace) + -form
Related forms
moniliformly, adverb
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moniliform

/mɒˈnɪlɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
(biology) shaped like a string of beads: moniliform fungi
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin monīliformis, from Latin monīle necklace + forma shape
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moniliform in Medicine

moniliform mo·nil·i·form (mə-nĭl'ə-fôrm')
adj.
Shaped like a string of beads.

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