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reniform

[ ren-uh-fawrm, ree-nuh- ]

adjective

  1. kidney-shaped:

    a reniform leaf; hematite in reniform masses.



reniform

/ ˈrɛnɪˌfɔːm /

adjective

  1. having the shape or profile of a kidney

    a reniform mass of haematite

    a reniform leaf



reniform

/ rĕnə-fôrm′,rēnə- /

  1. Shaped like a kidney. Used to describe certain minerals and certain leaves.


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Other Words From

  • sub·reni·form adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of reniform1

From the New Latin word rēniformis, dating back to 1745–50. See reni-, -form

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Example Sentences

The above species may be recognised by its reniform leaves (sagittate in the others), which are also fleshy.

It is a smaller plant than A. pedatum, and has deeply-sunken reniform involucres.

The varieties of serrated leaves, the glandless, and some having globose glands on the leaves, and others with reniform glands.

There are several varieties which assume globular, reniform, stalactitic, and fruticose shapes.

It is a reniform limestone, which occurs distributed in single nodules or rather lenticular cakes, in beds of clay.

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