- Botany, Zoology. consisting of or characterized by a series of beadlike swellings alternating with contractions, as certain roots or stems.
- resembling a string of beads in shape.
Origin of moniliform
1795–1805; < Latin monīli- (stem of monīle necklace) + -form
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Examples from the Web for moniliform
Moniliform, necklace-shaped; a cylindrical body contracted at intervals.The Elements of Botany
He has never seen them adhere in moniliform chains nor massed as zoogla.
That of Sphinx Iatroph L. appears to be jointed, at least it is moniliform.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)
Tortulose-us: hump-backed; a surface with a few large elevations: beaded; moniliform.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The cells composing the whorled filaments are beaded or moniliform, and are prolonged into colourless hair-like points.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope
John William Griffith
- biology shaped like a string of beadsmoniliform fungi
C19: from New Latin monīliformis, from Latin monīle necklace + forma shape
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- Shaped like a string of beads.
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