villiform

[vil-uh-fawrm]
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adjective

having the form of a villus.
shaped and set so as to resemble the pile of velvet, as the teeth of certain fishes.

Origin of villiform

From the New Latin word villiformis, dating back to 1840–50. See villus, -i-, -form
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villiform

adjective

having the form of a villus or a series of villi

Word Origin for villiform

C19: from New Latin villiformis, from Latin villus shaggy hair + -form
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