[ ap-uh-plek-tuh-fawrm ]

  1. of or resembling apoplexy or stroke.

Origin of apoplectiform

First recorded in 1875–80; apoplect(ic) + -i- + -form
  • Also ap·o·plec·toid [ap-uh-plek-toid] /ˌæp əˈplɛk tɔɪd/ .

Words Nearby apoplectiform

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How to use apoplectiform in a sentence

  • 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