2. Adjective. Resembling a ray (fish) or some aspect of one. ¹
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Definition of Raylike
1. resembling a narrow beam of light [adj]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raylike
raylike (current term)
rays of light
Literary usage of Raylike
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Secondary Xylem of Hawaiian Trees by Forest Buffen Harkness Brown (1922)
"raylike tissue is difficult to distinguish even with lens. ... raylike bands of cells are present, commonly not more than three cells high, and composed of ..."
2. Nemtode Parasites of Mammals of the Orders Rodentia, Lagomorpha, and Hydracoidea by Maurice Crowther Hall (1916)
"Prominent conical raylike postanal papillae Oxyuris evoluta, p. 70. Postanal papillae not raylike 9. 9. From 5 to 8 mm. long Oxyuris ..."
3. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1906)
"Now the upper edge of that low blue bank is gilt where the sun has disappeared, leaving a glory in the horizon through which a few cloudy peaks send raylike ..."
4. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1916)
"Broad, raylike masses of parenchyma, surrounded by tracheids, are of rather common occurrence. Irregularly twisted masses of fibrovascular tissue occur ..."
5. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"Marine RHIZOPODA with raylike pseudopodia, a central perforated capsule of chitin (Fig. 19, sk. j), and usually a larger enclosing skeleton of silica (sk. i ..."
6. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1879)
"It had a raylike tail, which could be traced for about 25' from the highly condensed nucleus. The coma was obviously elongated at right angles to the ..."