galeiform

adjective
ga·​le·​iform | \ gəˈlēəˌfȯrm, gāˈlē-, ˈgālē- \

Definition of galeiform

1 : shaped like a helmet
2 [New Latin Galeus + English -iform] : resembling one of the Carcharhinidae : like a typical shark

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History and Etymology for galeiform

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 30 Nov. 2020.

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