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  1. a combining form meaning “having the form of”: cruciform.
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Origin of -form

From the Latin suffix -fōrmis
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British Dictionary definitions for -form


adj combining form
  1. having the shape or form of or resemblingcruciform; vermiform
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Word Origin for -form

from New Latin -formis, from Latin, from fōrma form
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-form in Medicine


  1. Having the form of:plexiform.
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