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adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. pouch-shaped; saccate.
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Origin of bursiform

From the New Latin word bursiformis, dating back to 1830–40. See bursa, -i-, -form
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Historical Examples of bursiform

  • Bursic′ulate, bursiform: resembling a small pouch, or provided with such; Burs′iform, pouch-shaped.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)


British Dictionary definitions for bursiform


  1. shaped like a pouch or sac
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Word Origin for bursiform

C19: from Latin bursa bag + -form
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