reniform

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

Origin of reniform

From the New Latin word rēniformis, dating back to 1745–50. See reni-, -form
Related formssub·ren·i·form, adjective
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reniform

adjective
  1. having the shape or profile of a kidneya reniform leaf; a reniform mass of haematite
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reniform in Medicine

reniform

[rĕnə-fôrm′, rēnə-]
adj.
  1. Kidney-shaped.
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reniform in Science

reniform

[rĕnə-fôrm′, rēnə-]
  1. Shaped like a kidney. Used to describe certain minerals and certain leaves.
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