tu·​ber·​cu·​li·​form | \ -yələˌfȯrm \

Definition of tuberculiform

: sufficiently short and blunt as to resemble a tubercle a tuberculiform process on the head of an insect

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First Known Use of tuberculiform

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tuberculiform

New Latin tuberculiformis, from tubercul- + Latin -iformis -iform

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“Tuberculiform.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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