aliform

[al-uh-fawrm, ey-luh-]

adjective

wing-shaped; wing-like; alar.

Nearby words

  1. alienia,
  2. alienism,
  3. alienist,
  4. alienor,
  5. alif,
  6. aligarh,
  7. alight,
  8. alighting gear,
  9. align,
  10. aligning punch

Origin of aliform

First recorded in 1830–40; al(a) + -i- + -form

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British Dictionary definitions for aliform

aliform

adjective

wing-shaped; alar

Word Origin for aliform

C19: from New Latin āliformis, from Latin āla a wing

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Medicine definitions for aliform

aliform

lə-fôrm′, ălə-]

adj.

Shaped like a wing; alar.

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