reniform

adjective

re·​ni·​form ˈrē-nə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce reniform (audio)
ˈre-
: suggesting a kidney in outline
a reniform nucleus of a cell
see leaf illustration

Word History

Etymology

New Latin reniformis, from reni- + -formis -form

First Known Use

1745, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reniform was in 1745

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Cite this Entry

“Reniform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reniform. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

reniform

adjective
re·​ni·​form ˈrē-nə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce reniform (audio) ˈren-ə- How to pronounce reniform (audio)
: suggesting a kidney in outline
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