Origin of pyriform

1695–1705; < New Latin pyriformis pear-shaped, equivalent to pyri- (for piri-; Latin pir(um) pear + -i- -i-) + -formis -form
Related formspseu·do·pyr·i·form, adjectivesub·pyr·i·form, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for pyriform

trilateral, cuneate, deltoid, deltoidal, hastate, pyramidal, trigonal

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British Dictionary definitions for pyriform



(esp of organs of the body) pear-shaped

Word Origin for pyriform

C18: from New Latin pyriformis, from pyri-, erroneously from Latin pirum pear + -formis -form
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