biform

or bi·formed

[ bahy-fawrm ]
/ ˈbaɪˌfɔrm /

adjective

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

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Origin of biform

1810–20; <Latin biformis, equivalent to bi-bi-1 + form(a) form + -is adj. suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM biform

bi·for·mi·ty, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for 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

/ (ˈbaɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective

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