cor·​di·​form ˈkȯr-də-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce cordiform (audio)
: shaped like a heart
a cordiform sea-urchin shell

Word History


borrowed from New Latin cordiformis, from Latin cord-, cor "heart" + -iformis -iform — more at heart entry 1

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cordiform was in 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Cordiform.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


cor·​di·​form ˈkȯrd-ə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce cordiform (audio)
: shaped like a heart
a cordiform bothridium of a tapeworm
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