- 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
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The most usual type of teeth among fishes is that of villiform bands.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
- 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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