pyriform

adjective
pyr·​i·​form | \ ˈpir-ə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce pyriform (audio) \
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Definition of pyriform

: having the form of a pear

First Known Use of pyriform

1741, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyriform

New Latin pyriformis, from Medieval Latin pyrum pear (alteration of Latin pirum) + Latin -iformis -iform

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“Pyriform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyriform. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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More Definitions for pyriform

pyriform, pyriformis

Medical Definition of pyriform

variant of , piriformis

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