sca·​lar·​i·​form skə-ˈler-ə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce scalariform (audio)
: resembling a ladder especially in having transverse bars or markings like the rungs of a ladder
scalariform cells in plants
scalariformly adverb

Word History


New Latin scalariformis, from Latin scalaris + -iformis -iform

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scalariform was in 1836

Dictionary Entries Near scalariform

Cite this Entry

“Scalariform.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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