Definition of Auriform

1. Adjective. Having a shape resembling an ear.

Exact synonyms: Ear-like, Ear-shaped
Similar to: Rounded



Definition of Auriform

1. a. Having the form of the human ear; ear-shaped.

Definition of Auriform

1. Adjective. Having the form of the human ear; ear-shaped. An example is the gastropod mollusc abalone, which is also known as the 'ear shell'. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Auriform

1. ear-shaped [adj]

Medical Definition of Auriform

1. Ear-shaped. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Auriform

auriculotherapy
auriculoventricular
auriculoventricular groove
auriculoventricular interval
auricupride
aurid
auride
aurides
auriferous
aurification
aurifications
aurified
aurifies
auriflamme
auriflammes
auriform (current term)
aurify
aurifying
auriga
aurigal
aurigation
aurigraphy
aurin
aurintricarboxylic acid
auriphrygiate
auripigment
auripigments
auris
auris externa
auris interna

Literary usage of Auriform

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1. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1895)
"186), shell auriform, last whorl very large, operculum much too small for the ... auriform; some species deposit their eggs on compound Ascidians (p. ..."

2. The Popular Encyclopedia: Being a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences by Daniel Keyte Sandford, Thomas Thomson, Allan Cunningham (1836)
"auriform, depressed ; spire small, short, nearly lateral : aperture expansive, large ¡ ¡ik perforated with a row of holes. ..."

3. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1906)
"Shell globular or auriform, external or partly covered by the mantle. ... d,Orbigny ; shell auriform, the spire scarcely projecting ; the edges of the shell ..."

4. American Geology: Containing a Statement of the Principles of the Science by Ebenezer Emmons (1875)
"Upper part of the calciferous sandstone at Chazy, NY 2. Shell auriform, spire depressed. ... Suborbicular, oblong, auriform; spire ..."

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