baculiform

[ buh-kyoo-luh-fawrm, bak-yuh- ]
/ bəˈkyu ləˌfɔrm, ˈbæk yə- /

adjective Biology.

having the shape of a rod; rod-shaped.

Nearby words

  1. bacteroidosis,
  2. bactra,
  3. bactria,
  4. bactrian,
  5. bactrian camel,
  6. baculine,
  7. baculite,
  8. baculitic,
  9. baculum,
  10. bacău

Origin of baculiform

< Latin bacul(um) walking stick, staff + -i- + -form

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British Dictionary definitions for baculiform

baculiform

/ (bəˈkjuːlɪˌfɔːm, ˈbækjuː-) /

adjective

biology shaped like a rodbaculiform fungal spores

Word Origin for baculiform

C19: from baculi-, from Latin baculum walking stick + - form

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