ru·​in·​i·​form | \ ˈrüə̇nəˌfȯrm, ˈru̇ə̇-, rüˈin- \

Definition of ruiniform

: having the appearance of ruins used of minerals

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First Known Use of ruiniform

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ruiniform

ruin entry 1 + -iform

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“Ruiniform.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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