pisciform

[ pis-uh-fawrm, pahy-suh- ]
/ ˈpɪs əˌfɔrm, ˈpaɪ sə- /

adjective

shaped like a fish.

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Origin of pisciform

First recorded in 1820–30; pisci- + form
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