piriform

adjective pir·i·form

variant spelling of

  1. :  having the form of a pear


Medical Dictionary

piriform

adjective pir·i·form
variants: or

pyriform

\ˈpir-ə-ˌfȯrm\play

Medical Definition of piriform

  1. 1:  having the form of a pear

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or being the part of the cerebral cortex of the piriform lobe that receives primary input from the olfactory bulb <the piriform cortex>


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