auriform


auriform

auriform [awr-uh-fawrm] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. shaped like an ear, as the shell of certain mollusks.

Origin of auriform First recorded in 1810–20; auri-2 + -form Examples from the Web for auriform Historical Examples of auriform

  • When any of the joints are externally dilated into an auriform process.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)

    William Kirby

  • Shell globular or auriform, external or partly covered by the mantle.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5

    Various

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