biform

adjective

bi·​form
ˈbī-ˌfȯr
1
: combining the qualities or forms of two distinct kinds of individuals
a biform crystal
the biform body of a satyr
2
: having or appearing in two dissimilar guises
used of characters in classical mythology that appeared to mortals in other than their customary bodily form
whence Europa fled with biform Jove

Word History

Etymology

biform from Latin biformis, from bi- bi- entry 1 + -formis (from forma form); biformed from Latin biformis + English -ed

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“Biform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biform. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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