[ kawr-duh-fawrm ]
/ ˈkɔr dəˌfɔrm /
being in the shape of a heart; heart-shaped.
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OTHER WORDS FROM cordiformsub·cor·di·form, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for cordiform
Yet none have ever been observed of a heart-shape (cordiform).Everyday Objects|W. H. Davenport Adams
The tongue is emarginate in 12 specimens and cordiform in all others.A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla|William E. Duellman
British Dictionary definitions for cordiform
/ (ˈkɔːdɪˌfɔːm) /
Word Origin for cordiform
C19: from Latin cor heart
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Medical definitions for cordiform
[ kôr′də-fôrm′ ]
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