Definition of moniliform in English:

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moniliform

Pronunciation: /məˈniləˌfôrm/

adjective

Zoology & Botany
Resembling a string of beads.
Example sentences
  • Faint brown septate hyphae and moniliform fungal elements were found in the granuloma.
  • Finally, all representatives of section Polystachya examined were found to possess multicellular, uniseriate, moniliform trichomes that fragment to form unicellular units.
  • Clusters range from limited moniliform series of beadlike chambers to irregularly intergrown or adnate chambers with long exaulos tubes.

Origin

Early 19th century: from French moniliforme or modern Latin moniliformis, from Latin monile 'necklace' + -iform.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mo·nil·i·form

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