adjective Pathology.

of or resembling apoplexy or stroke.

Nearby words

  1. apophyllite,
  2. apophysis,
  3. apophysitis,
  4. apoplast,
  5. apoplectic,
  6. apoplexy,
  7. apoprotein,
  8. apoptosis,
  9. apoptotic,
  10. apopyle

Also ap·o·plec·toid [ap-uh-plek-toid] /ˌæp əˈplɛk tɔɪd/.

Origin of apoplectiform

First recorded in 1875–80; apoplect(ic) + -i- + -form

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Examples from the Web for apoplectiform

  • Thus we may have what is called anthrax peracutus or apoplectiform, when the animal dies very suddenly as if from apoplexy.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture