- kidney-shaped: a reniform leaf; hematite in reniform masses.
Origin of reniform
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Globose glands are small globes, reniform glands are kidney-shaped.
Listed as a large and beautiful variety with reniform glands.
A variety with reniform glands; recommended for central France.
In Hygrophorus they are rather irregular, reniform, or compressed in the middle.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses
Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Reniform, or Kidney-shaped (Fig. 131), like the last, only rounder and broader than long.The Elements of Botany
- having the shape or profile of a kidneya reniform leaf; a reniform mass of haematite
- Shaped like a kidney. Used to describe certain minerals and certain leaves.
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