a combining form used in taxonomic names of animals, especially orders of birds and fish, meaning “having the form of”: Beryciformes; Passeriformes.

Nearby words

  1. -idium,
  2. -ie,
  3. -iensis,
  4. -ier,
  5. -iferous,
  6. -ify,
  7. -il,
  8. -ile,
  9. -ility,
  10. -im

Origin of -iformes

< New Latin, plural of -iformis; see -i-, -form

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