reniform

adjective re·ni·form \ ˈrē-nə-ˌfȯrm , ˈre- \

Definition of reniform

:suggesting a kidney in outline
  • a reniform nucleus of a cell
— see leaf illustration

Origin and Etymology of reniform

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


Medical Dictionary

reniform

adjective re·ni·form \ ˈrē-nə-ˌfȯrm , ˈren-ə- \

medical Definition of reniform

:suggesting a kidney in outline

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up reniform? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!