Definition of Columnar

1. Adjective. Having the form of a column. "A columnlike tree trunk"

Exact synonyms: Columniform, Columnlike
Similar to: Columned
Derivative terms: Column

2. Adjective. Characterized by columns. "Columnar construction"
Similar to: Columned
Derivative terms: Column

Definition of Columnar

1. a. Formed in columns; having the form of a column or columns; like the shaft of a column.

Definition of Columnar

1. Adjective. Having the shape of a column. ¹

2. Adjective. Constructed with columns. ¹

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Definition of Columnar

1. column [adj] - See also: column

Columnar Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Columnar

column shifter
column space
column spaces
columna anterior
columna fornicis
columna lateralis
columna posterior
columna vertebralis
columnae anales
columnae carneae
columnae griseae
columnae renales
columnar (current term)
columnar cell
columnar epithelial cell
columnar epithelium
columnar layer

Literary usage of Columnar

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1. A History of Architecture by Russell Sturgis, Arthur Lincoln Frothingham (1906)
"CHAPTER III THE columnar BUILDINGS AND GRECIAN INFLUENCE 'EMORIAL architecture is so often columnar, under the Empire, that the consideration of its ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"columnar or Cylindrical Epithelium (Fig. 4) is formed of cylindrical or rod-shaped ... columnar epithelium covers the mucous membrane and nearly the whole ..."

3. Physiography by Rollin D. Salisbury (1907)
"columnar structure. Hardened lava sometimes assumes a columnar structure (Figs. 414 and 415). This is probably the result of the contraction incident to ..."

4. A Text-book of Histology by Alexander A. Böhm, M. von Davidoff (1904)
"(c) Simple columnar Epithelium.—In this type the cells take the form of prisms or ... columnar epithelium occurs in the entire intestinal tract from the ..."

5. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"Only the surface cells are columnar, the deeper cells being irregular in shape. ... —Stratified columnar Epithelium from the Hu:nan Male Urethra. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"columnar ARCHITECTURE. One in which free columns form i an important part COLUMNS ... columnar architecture has been so much studied by architects and ..."

7. Greek Refinements: Studies in Temperamental Architecture by William Henry Goodyear (1912)
"Greatest adjacent columnar diameter variation, 0.13. Greatest extreme columnar diameter variation, 0.22. 27 This theory has difficulties of its own, ..."

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