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patelliform

[puh-tel-uh-fawrm]
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adjective
  1. having the form of a patella; shaped like a saucer, kneecap, or limpet shell.

Origin of patelliform

First recorded in 1810–20; patell(a) + -i- + -form
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Historical Examples

  • Patelliform, oval or oblong, radiated; apex anterior, perforated.

    A Conchological Manual

    George Brettingham Sowerby

  • Those which are not spiral, but simply conical, as the patelliform shells.

    A Conchological Manual

    George Brettingham Sowerby

  • Although the Patell were described as symmetrical, there are several species of Patelliform shells which are not symmetrical.

    A Conchological Manual

    George Brettingham Sowerby

  • This order, which includes mollusca with haliotoid or patelliform shells, is divided into the following families: Fam.

    A Conchological Manual

    George Brettingham Sowerby

  • Patelliform; apex central; columellar lip septiform, leaving the aperture small.

    A Conchological Manual

    George Brettingham Sowerby


patelliform in Medicine

patelliform

(pə-tĕlə-fôrm′)
adj.
  1. Shaped like the patella; pan-shaped.
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