Definition of aliform in English:

aliform

Syllabification: al·i·form
Pronunciation: /ˈaləˌfôrm, ˈālə-
 
/

adjective

  • Wing-shaped.
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    • Large objects brought into tube are detected by cilia on the head and shunted to either side; the aliform notopodia are then raised to let the large objects pass, thus avoiding damage to the bag.
    • Types of paratracheal parenchyma are scanty paratracheal, vasicentric, aliform, confluent, and unilateral paratracheal.
    • The wood of Mimosa teniflora presents porous distributed in uniform diffuse porosity; axial parenchyma paratracheal vasicentric, confluent vasicentric, aliform and confluent aliform; and very short fibers with thick walls.

Origin

early 18th century: from modern Latin aliformis, from Latin ala 'wing' + -formis (see -form).

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