Origin of pyriform
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The tree is valued for its fruit, which is oblong to pyriform in shape, 2-5 in.
They are globular, ovoid, or pyriform, and are sold by the individual pearl.The Ocean World:
The egg of the Emperor is white, pyriform in shape, and weighs just under 1 lb.Antarctic Penguins
George Murray Levick
Ovicells aculeate, with strong widely set spines, pyriform depressed.Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1.
The body is pyriform, with the shell opening at the larger end.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole
Gary N. Calkins
- (esp of organs of the body) pear-shaped
C18: from New Latin pyriformis, from pyri-, erroneously from Latin pirum pear + -formis -form
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