Definition of Paliform

1. a. Resembling a palus; as, the paliform lobes of the septa in corals.



Definition of Paliform

1. Adjective. (zoology) Resembling a palus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paliform

1. resembling a stake [adj]

Medical Definition of Paliform

1. Resembling a palus; as, the paliform lobes of the septa in corals. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paliform

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Literary usage of Paliform

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1. Proceedings of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1868)
"paliform teeth much larger and stronger than the rest. ... paliform lobes, slender and prominent, but scarcely visible except in a vertical section. ..."

2. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1871)
"paliform tooth well developed, rough. Columella very little developed, open. Diameter of cells from '15 to '30 of an inch; their prominence about -10. ..."

3. Publication by Palaeontographical Society (Great Britain) (1850)
"Septa crowded, enlarging near the columella, and not presenting any appearance of a paliform lobe. Plate or exterior common walls of the ..."

4. Publication by Palaeontographical Society (Great Britain) (1852)
"... towards the centre of the calice they project a little, so as to constitute paliform lobes, which, by their agglomeration, form an oblong ridge. ..."

5. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission by United States Fish Commission (1902)
"The paliform lobes may be entirely suppressed or they may be greatly developed, but whenever the inner margins of the septa fall perpendicularly to the ..."

6. Bulletin by United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution (1919)
"These 8 septa and about 15 thinner septa extend to the columella; the thinner septa also bear wide paliform lobes. In general in a half or quarter system ..."

7. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1906)
"paliform lobes indistinct. Corallites mostly elliptical and deformed ; rarely circular. Their diameter is small. Corallites crowded, but the ..."

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