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cirriform

[sir-uh-fawrm] /ˈsɪr əˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
of or relating to clouds composed of ice crystals, as cirrus, cirrostratus, and cirrocumulus clouds.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; cirri- + -form
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  • Parhelion is the scientific name for a sun dog, which is formed by light refracting through the ice crystals of cirriform clouds.
  • They are formed by light refracting through the ice crystals of cirriform clouds.

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