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biform

or biformed

[bahy-fawrm] /ˈbaɪˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
having or combining two forms, as a centaur or mermaid.
Origin of biform
1810-1820
1810-20; < Latin biformis, equivalent to bi- bi-1 + form(a) form + -is adj. suffix
Related forms
biformity, noun
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  • The biform hypoderm is not always obvious (clausa, Banksiana, etc.) where in some leaves there is but one row of cells.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for biform

biform

/ˈbaɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
having or combining the characteristics of two forms, as a centaur
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