Villiform

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Villiform Having the form or appearance of villi; like close-set fibers, either hard or soft; as, the teeth of perch are villiform .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • villiform Villous in form; like villi in appearance or to the touch; resembling the plush or pile of velvet; having the character of a set of villi.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Villiform having the form or appearance of villi
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Villus, + -form,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., pl. of villus, hair, wool.

Usage

In literature:

The teeth are disposed on the jaws in rather broad villiform bands, the individual teeth being setaceous and erect.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
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