stalactiform

stalactiform

[stuh-lak-tuh-fawrm]
adjective
resembling or shaped like a stalactite.

Origin:
1830–40; stalact(ite) + -i- + -form

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stalactite (ˈstæləkˌtaɪt)
 
n
Compare stalagmite a cylindrical mass of calcium carbonate hanging from the roof of a limestone cave: formed by precipitation from continually dripping water
 
[C17: from New Latin stalactites, from Greek stalaktos dripping, from stalassein to drip]
 
stalactiform
 
adj
 
stalactitic
 
adj
 
stalac'titical
 
adj

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