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reniform

[ren-uh-fawrm, ree-nuh-] /ˈrɛn əˌfɔrm, ˈri nə-/
adjective
1.
kidney-shaped:
a reniform leaf; hematite in reniform masses.
Origin
1745-1750
1745-50; < New Latin rēniformis. See reni-, -form
Related forms
subreniform, adjective
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  • Forewing is light gray to brown with a pale yellow or red reniform spot.
British Dictionary definitions for reniform

reniform

/ˈrɛnɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
having the shape or profile of a kidney: a reniform leaf, a reniform mass of haematite
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reniform in Medicine

reniform ren·i·form (rěn'ə-fôrm', rē'nə-)
adj.
Kidney-shaped.

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reniform in Science
reniform
  (rěn'ə-fôrm', rē'nə-)   
Shaped like a kidney. Used to describe certain minerals and certain leaves.
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