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villiform

[ vil-uh-fawrm ]
/ ˈvɪl əˌfɔrm /
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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.
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Origin of villiform

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

villiform
/ (ˈvɪlɪˌfɔːm) /

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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