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reniform

[ ren-uh-fawrm, ree-nuh- ]
/ ˈrɛn əˌfɔrm, ˈri nə- /
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adjective
kidney-shaped: a reniform leaf; hematite in reniform masses.
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Origin of reniform

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

OTHER WORDS FROM reniform

sub·ren·i·form, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for reniform

reniform
/ (ˈrɛnɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective
having the shape or profile of a kidneya reniform leaf; a reniform mass of haematite
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Scientific definitions for reniform

reniform
[ rĕnə-fôrm′, rēnə- ]

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