moniliform

adjective

mo·​nil·​i·​form mə-ˈni-lə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce moniliform (audio)
: jointed or constricted at regular intervals so as to resemble a string of beads
a moniliform root
moniliform insect antennae

Word History

Etymology

Latin monile necklace — more at mane

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moniliform was in 1792

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Cite this Entry

“Moniliform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moniliform. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

moniliform

adjective
mo·​nil·​i·​form mə-ˈnil-ə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce moniliform (audio)
: jointed or constricted at regular intervals so as to resemble a string of beads
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