Infundibuliform

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Infundibuliform Having the form of a funnel or cone; funnel-shaped.
    • Infundibuliform (Bot) Same as Funnelform.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • infundibuliform Having the form of a funnel; funnel-shaped.
    • infundibuliform Specifically— In botany, having the form of a tube enlarging gradually upward and spreading widely at the summit: said of a gamopetalous corolla, as that of a morning-glory.
    • infundibuliform In entomology, applied to joints of the antennæ, etc., when the basal part is cylindrical or nearly so, and the apical part gradually increases in diameter: distinguished from crateriform. Also infundibular, infundibulate.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. infundibulum, funnel + -form,: cf. F. infundibuliforme,

Usage

In literature:

Frond umbilicate, irregularly infundibuliform, spaces elongated, narrow, margins subdenticulate; interspaces as wide as the spaces.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
It bears a white infundibuliform flower, rather pentagonal than round, with a small hook at each angle.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
The sheath of the femoral vessels, like that of the spermatic cord, is infundibuliform.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Crateriform; g, saccate; h, infundibuliform; j, napiform; k, fusiform; l, stratiform.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The pileus is one to two inches broad, infundibuliform, subfibrillose, lurid-brown, pervious to the base, the margin generally wavy, lobed.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
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