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moniliform

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adjective mo·nil·i·form \mə-ˈni-lə-ˌfȯrm\

Definition of moniliform

  1. :  jointed or constricted at regular intervals so as to resemble a string of beads <a moniliform root> <moniliform insect antennae>



Origin of moniliform

Latin monile necklace — more at mane


First Known Use: circa 1803


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moniliform

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adjective mo·nil·i·form \mə-ˈnil-ə-ˌfȯrm\

Medical Definition of moniliform

  1. :  jointed or constricted at regular intervals so as to resemble a string of beads




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