Moniliform

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Moniliform (Biol) Joined or constricted, at regular intervals, so as to resemble a string of beads; as, a moniliform root; a moniliform antenna. See Illust. of Antenna.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • moniliform Resembling a string of beads: applied in zoölogy and botany to organs, vessels, stems, roots, pods, etc., which have a series of beady swellings alternating with constrictions. Also monilioid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Moniliform mō-nil′i-form like a string of beads.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. monile, necklace + -form,: cf. F. moniliforme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. monile, a necklace, forma, form.

Usage

In literature:

They varied in length from a point to one-tenth of an inch; and when highly magnified, were found beautifully moniliform.
"The Ocean and its Wonders" by R.M. Ballantyne
Granose: like a string of beads; moniliform.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
He has never seen them adhere in moniliform chains nor massed as zooglæa.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Pod elongated, several-seeded, continuous, or constricted between the seeds and moniliform.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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