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adjective Biology.
  1. ladderlike.
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Origin of scalariform

From the New Latin word scālāriformis, dating back to 1830–40. See scalar, -form
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Historical Examples

  • Scalariform, with cross-bands, resembling the steps of a ladder, 134.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Scalariform ducts of a Fern; part of a bundle, prismatic by pressure.

British Dictionary definitions for scalariform


  1. biology resembling a laddera scalariform cell
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin scālāriformis from Latin scālāris of a ladder + -form
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