galeiform

adjective

ga·​le·​iform
gəˈlēəˌfȯrm,
gāˈlē-,
ˈgālē-
1
: shaped like a helmet
2
[New Latin Galeus + English -iform] : resembling one of the Carcharhinidae : like a typical shark

Word History

Etymology

probably from French galéiforme, from Latin galea helmet + French -iforme -iform

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“Galeiform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galeiform. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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