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aliform

[ al-uh-fawrm, ey-luh- ]
/ ˈæl əˌfɔrm, ˈeɪ lə- /
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adjective

wing-shaped; wing-like; alar.

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Origin of aliform

First recorded in 1830–40; al(a) + -i- + -form
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British Dictionary definitions for aliform

aliform
/ (ˈælɪˌfɔːm, ˈeɪlɪ-) /

adjective

wing-shaped; alar

Word Origin for aliform

C19: from New Latin āliformis, from Latin āla a wing
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Medical definitions for aliform

aliform
[ ālə-fôrm′, ălə- ]

adj.

Shaped like a wing; alar.
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