biform

or bi·formed

[bahy-fawrm]

adjective

having or combining two forms, as a centaur or mermaid.

Origin of biform

1810–20; < Latin biformis, equivalent to bi- bi-1 + form(a) form + -is adj. suffix
Related formsbi·for·mi·ty, noun
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Related Words for biform

binary, dual, duplicate, twin, twofold, coupled, geminate

Examples from the Web for biform

Historical Examples of biform

  • The biform hypoderm is not always obvious (clausa, Banksiana, etc.) where in some leaves there is but one row of cells.

    The Genus Pinus

    George Russell Shaw


British Dictionary definitions for biform

biform

biformed

adjective

having or combining the characteristics of two forms, as a centaur
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