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villiform

[vil-uh-fawrm] /ˈvɪl əˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
having the form of a villus.
2.
shaped and set so as to resemble the pile of velvet, as the teeth of certain fishes.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin villiformis. See villus, -i-, -form
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Examples for villiform
  • villiform bands on both jaws with outer series enlarged.
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villiform

/ˈvɪlɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
having the form of a villus or a series of villi
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin villiformis, from Latin villus shaggy hair + -form
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