Definition of Aliform

1. Adjective. Having or resembling wings.

Exact synonyms: Alar, Alary, Wing-shaped
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Winged
Derivative terms: Ala, Ala



Definition of Aliform

1. a. Wing-shaped; winglike.

Definition of Aliform

1. Adjective. Shaped like a wing ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a building) Having wings ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aliform

1. shaped like a wing [adj]

Medical Definition of Aliform

1. Wing-shaped. Origin: L. Ala, + forma, shape (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aliform

alienisms
alienist
alienists
alienlike
alienly
alienness
aliennesses
alienor
alienors
aliens
aliethmoidal
aliettite
alif
alife
aliferous
aliform (current term)
alifs
aligarta
aligartas
aligerous
alight
alight(p)
alighted
alighting
alightment
alightments
alights
align
alignable
aligned

Literary usage of Aliform

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... St. Spores united to one another, each having two aliform appendages; ... C. and M. Spores spherical, without aliform prolongations; ..."

2. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1878)
"... much compressed below ; no trace of adherance ; base keeled or with aliform appendages ; costs distinct, straight, formed by series of granules; ..."

3. British Oribatidæ by Albert Davidson Michael (1884)
"... &c., share with other genera, which have not the aliform expansions to the abdomen, a third mode of protection, which I have called that by ..."

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